The private group planning to build the aerial rapid transit project between Union Station and Dodger Stadium — known as Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit (LA ART) — recently sent out a letter informing those interested in the project that community engagement will continue in 2022.
The project team will spend the first half of 2022 meeting with residents, businesses, and organizations to gather feedback and refine the project. It’s anticipated that the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) will then be released to the public this summer. An important reminder: the LA ART project is not a Metro project; however, Metro is the lead the agency for the environmental review process under state law.
We invite you to stay up to date on the progress of this project by visiting the LA ART website at www.laart.la . There you will see the latest community update meeting presentation from June 2021. The LA ART outreach team notes that in 2021, the team talked with over 12,000 households and met with close to 60 organizations from Chinatown, El Pueblo, Solano Canyon and Mission Junction, as well as State Parks, Metro and Los Angeles city officials.
These conversations led to project developments such as the proposed Community Access Program, which will ensure affordable rides for those who live and work along the route, and the selection of the Broadway Alignment, the preferred project route with an intermediate station in Chinatown.
Here are some renderings courtesy of LA ART: