The formal environmental review of the proposed downtown Los Angeles streetcar project is underway. The scoping meeting on May is a chance for the public to learn and weigh in on the project, other possible ways to improve transportation in downtown L.A. and possible streetcar routes.
Here’s the news release from Metro, which is overseeing the environmental studies at the request of the city of L.A.:
Metro is conducting an Early Scoping Meeting for an Alternatives Analysis (AA) of the Restoration of Historic Streetcar Service in Downtown Los Angeles (“Project”). The purpose of this Project is to restore historic streetcar service to downtown Los Angeles. The AA will include review of possible route alternatives, evaluation criteria, in-depth analysis of screened alternative(s) and the selection of a Locally Preferred Alternative for further environmental review.
The Project Study Area (PSA) is bounded by State Route 110 Freeway to the West, Washington Boulevard to the South, Los Angeles Street to the East, Cesar Chavez Avenue to the North with an extension North of Cesar Chavez Avenue along New High and Alameda Streets just north of College Street. Districts within the PSA include the Historic Broadway District, Chinatown, El Pueblo, Bunker Hill, the Financial Business District, South Park and the L.A. Civic Center.
We encourage and welcome your participation. Comments regarding the scope of the AA may be presented at the Early Scoping Meeting.
When: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Open House: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Public Comment: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Theatre, 615 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1803
Oral comments regarding the scope of the AA may be heard during the Public Comment period. Written comments may be submitted during this event and also mailed to Metro, c/o Historic Streetcar Service, One Gateway Plaza, 99-22-2, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or emailed to email@example.com by May 31, 2011.
Any individual who requires special assistance, a sign language interpreter or translator, to participate in the meeting should contact Ginny Brideau, firstname.lastname@example.org, (323) 669-7654.
For more information about the Project, please visit http://www.metro.net/projects/historic-streetcar-service/