The Metro Board of Directors meeting is Thursday at 9 a.m. at Metro HQ adjacent to Union Station. As always, the meeting is open to the public. If you can’t make it, you can listen online.
The big ticket item tomorrow: the Board will be considering adoption of the “locally preferred alternative” for the 710 Corridor Project. That alternative, known as ‘5C,’ includes widening the freeway by a lane and a number of other upgrades. Please see our earlier post and here is the 710 Corridor project home page.
Four Board Members have also authored a motion to increase funding for the development of zero-emission trucks. It sounds like adding a zero emission lane in 5C would trigger more environmental review and delay early-action items.
There is also a second motion that asks for early action projects to be built without displacing any residents and to do those projects before deciding on a widening: