Regional Connector

Staff recommendations also released today for Regional Connector; report says station at 5th/Flower could be cut to save money

The Metro staff recommendations for a locally preferred alternative (LPA) for the Regional Connector have also been posted online today. Unlike the subway project, Metro staff had already recommended building the fully underground option as part of the project’s draft environmental impact statement/report (DEIS/R). There is one bit of news, [continue reading]

AirTalking the Regional Connector

From the Department of Self-Promotion: I was on AirTalk with Larry Mantle on KPCC (89.3 FM) last Thursday, talking about the Regional Connector and touching on a few other subjects — such as the impact of transit on traffic. If you want to give it a listen, here’s the link.

Little Tokyo residents, businesses voice support for fully underground alternative for Regional Connector Project

Last night Metro held its first public hearing for the Regional Connector project at the Japanese American National Museum in the Little Tokyo/Arts District, and more than 100 community members, including residents, civic and business interests, came out to weigh in on the draft environmental impact statement/report before the project [continue reading]