Regional Connector

Metro Board certifies final environmental study for Regional Connector

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today certified the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the $1.37- billion Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project that will connect three light rail lines through downtown Los Angeles and greatly improve connectivity for the entire L.A. County transportation network. [continue reading]

On Transportation: April 4 column

HIGH-SPEED RAIL PLAN: The revised plan that was released Monday proposes to build 300 miles of high-speed rail track between Merced and the San Fernando Valley by 2021. It’s nice to see the initial segment of the project expanded to Los Angeles County, but there’s an obvious question here: Even [continue reading]

Board decides to push Regional Connector final environmental study certification to April

The Board of Directors just voted to continue their consideration of the Regional Connector’s Final Environmental Impact/Statement to their April meeting. Metro staff told the Board that discussions are continuing with downtown Los Angeles residents and business interests concerned about construction techniques and impacts along Flower Street. One possibilty, said [continue reading]