Today is the final day for the public to submit official comments on the draft environmental impact statement/report (DEIS/R) for both projects. For the Westside Subway Extension, here’s the online public comment form. The DEIS/R is here. For the Regional Connector, here’s the online public comment form. The DEIS/R is [continue reading]
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]
Voting has been a little slow in our latest poll. At present, those who voted for Metro coming up with the bucks to build the station are leading. Here are more details on the issue.
On Oct. 28, the Metro Board of Directors are scheduled to vote on an alignment for the Regional Connector and whether to launch a final environmental study — the prelude to construction of the project. In the project’s draft environmental impact statement/report, Metro staff recommended a fully underground line between [continue reading]
I found these four maps in one of the appendices of the Regional Connector’s draft environmental impact statement/report. I posted them because they’re kind of interesting — it’s a chance to see both population and job density around some of Metro’s current and future transit lines in the years 2005 [continue reading]
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.
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]
The first of two public hearings on the Regional Connector’s draft environmental impact statement/report (DEIS/R) is tomorrow night. Here’s the schedule: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 6:30 – 8pm Japanese American National Museum 369 E. 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90012 Monday, October 4, 2010 11:30am – 1pm Los Angeles Police [continue reading]
The agency’s 13-member Board of Directors meets on Thursday morning to discuss and vote on a variety of issues. They’re the ultimate deciders for Metro, so here’s a roundup of some of the bigger items on the table/agenda: •Bus service changes and cuts (item 24) — The cuts amount to [continue reading]
The Regional Connector Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report officially goes public Friday. While it may not be quite as sexy a project as the Westside Subway Extension that follows a similar Measure R project timeline, it does something the subway project does not: it connects four light rail corridors covering [continue reading]