There is still time to submit your comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2. The public comment period closes on Monday, August 29.
The project proposes an extension of the existing L Line light rail line by about nine miles from East Los Angeles to Whittier, serving the cities of Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier, and the unincorporated communities of East Los Angeles and West Whittier-Los Nietos. The Draft EIR evaluates all the project’s proposed alternatives, as well as potential impacts and mitigation measures. The report is available here.
Public hearings were hosted in East Los Angeles (July 21), Montebello (July 30), virtually on Zoom (August 11) and in Whittier (August 17). The city of Pico Rivera held an in-person livestreaming of the virtual hearing. If you did not get a chance to attend a hearing, check out the video recording.
Attendees had the chance to provide verbal comments at each hearing, while in-person attendees also had the chance to submit handwritten comments or leave their comment with the court reporter. All comments received will receive a response in the Final EIR, which is anticipated to be released in 2023.
Through Aug. 29, comments are being accepted via the following methods:
Online comment form: metro.net/eastsidecomments
Mail: Ms. Jenny Cristales-Cevallos, Project Manager, Metro One Gateway Plaza, MS 99-22-7, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Helpline: 213.922.3012 (leave a voicemail)
This recirculated Draft EIR includes updated environmental analysis and the latest advanced engineering design. Following the 60-day review and comment period, the Metro Board will select an alternative — known as the “locally preferred alternative” as required by state environmental law.
To learn more about the project and the Draft EIR, view the online interactive tool, which features key findings, maps, and more information on the proposed alternatives. Visit metro.net/eastside2022. For complete project details, visit metro.net/eastsidephase2 or call the project helpline at 213.922.3012.
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