Comment period opens on revised subway portal and turnback facility project

Heads up, folks: Metro released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Division 20 Portal Widening and Turnback Facility project on October 18, 2017, hosted scoping meetings and recorded public comments until November 17, 2017. Since then, Metro has released a revised NOP to notify the public that the proposed project footprint has been expanded to include the property at 100-120 North Santa Fe Avenue.

This is the project that will allow Red/Purple Line trains to turn around more quickly at Union Station and will make it possible to run more subway trains on the Red and Purple Lines. 

Metro invites public comments until February 2, 2018, on the  acquisition and reuse of this additional property, as part of the analysis for the Draft Environmental Impact Report. 

The revised NOP is here: //media.metro.net/projects_studies/capital_projects/images/metro_division_20_revised_nop.pdf

Metro will accept public comments about the revised NOP January 3 – February 2, 2018. Comments submitted about the initial NOP from October 18- November 17, 2017 have been recorded by Metro and do not need to be resubmitted. No additional scoping meetings are scheduled.
Anyone can submit a comment about the revised NOP until February 2, 2018 via mail or email to the following:
Cris B. Liban, Executive Officer, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop 99-16-9
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Questions? Please contact Michael Cortez, Community Relations Manager at 213.922.4465 or div20portalwidening@metro.net or visit our project website here.

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  1. Can’t wait for that overground Arts District Station! Our one and only overground subway station in Los Angeles…(Hopefully it happens).