Reminder: Regional Connector public hearings start Tuesday night

The first of two public hearings on the Regional Connector’s draft environmental impact statement/report (DEIS/R) is tomorrow night. Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
6:30 – 8pm
Japanese American National Museum
369 E. 1st St
Los Angeles, CA  90012

Monday, October 4, 2010
11:30am – 1pm
Los Angeles Police Department
Deaton Auditorium
100 W. 1st St
Los Angeles, CA  90012

This is a chance to learn more about the study and to also submit an official comment on the DEIS/R. Metro staff has recommended that the connector use a fully underground route between Little Tokyo and 7th/Metro Center. Staff also said that eliminating the station at 5th and Flower — two blocks from 7th/Metro Center — be considered as a cost-cutting move. Metro’s Board of Directors are scheduled to vote on a route and the station issue at their Oct. 28 meeting.

Here’s our post from earlier this month summarizing the DEIS/R.