Work on the environmental studies for extensions of the Eastside Gold Line is resuming. The project — with $6 billion in funding from Measures R, M and other sources — proposes to build extensions of the light rail line from East Los Angeles to South El Monte and Whittier, as well as a combined option that could offer service between those two cities. Here’s the project home page on metro.net.
The next step is that Metro is preparing a Supplemental/Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). As part of these efforts, Metro will be conducting Public Scoping Meetings to receive formal public comments on the alternatives and their potential effects to the environment and quality of life.
Under the Measure M spending plan, Metro would build the project in two phases — one to be done in 2035 and the other 2057. Metro is also looking at ways that funding could be secured to accelerate the project as part of the Twenty-Eight by ’28 Initiative to complete 28 major projects in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
The formal public scoping comment period ends on Monday, July 15, 2019. Submit your comments via the website comment form.
The meetings are being held:
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6-8pm
Whittier Community Center
7630 Washington Av, Whittier, CA 90602
Monday, June 17, 2019, 6-8pm
Commerce Senior Citizens Center
2555 Commerce Way, Commerce, CA 90040
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6-8pm
4 th Street New Primary Center
469 Amalia Av, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10am-12pm
South El Monte Community Center
1530 Central Av, S. El Monte, CA 91733
Monday, June 24, 2019, 6-8pm
Quiet Cannon Banquet Center
901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6-8pm
Pio Pico Woman’s Club
9214 Mines Av, Pico Rivera, CA 90660