The SR-710 Environmental Impact Report is scheduled for release; cities are mobilizing to fight a huge freeway/tunnel proposal. Pasadena Council member Steve Madison, and Joe from El Sereno raise alarms about the Rose Parade and impacts to Old Town Pasadena. Meanwhile, Caltrans is criticized for being highway-centric by an independent review commissioned by Governor Jerry Brown, and senior Metro leaders who are the public face of the SR-710 study are let go. Finally, a great interview with Eric Garcetti at Occidental College where he states, “The old way of navigating the city no longer works.”
by Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly Overlook Press, 2008 Smogtown isn’t a new book, but the conflicts covered in its last chapters are still breaking news. The LA Times’ Trash talk and the real dirt on a toxic tour of Los Angeles, just featured one of Smogtown‘s history makers, […]
LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich cited “A regional transportation system that meets all of our needs and not just some of them” “Rail connections to all our major airports” and “Synchronization between regional transit providers and local operators” [such as the Glendale Beeline] as his priorities on the MTA. He […]
Goods movement is a hot topic now in Southern California, and at state and national levels. The Los Angeles City Council will vote May 8 on the Southern California International Gateway Project (SCIG), approved by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, but now disfavored by the Long Beach Board […]
710 Study Open Houses show alternatives, including tunnel proposal.
SCAG 2012 Regional Transportation Plan: more trucks, more freeways, more pollution, instead of electrified rail for goods movement.
Glendale, surrounding communities’ SR-710 meeting draws few; liaisons find alternatives already selected.
Glendale opportunity to join Metro Community Liaison Council for SR-710 EIR.
710 extension opponents call for freight to rail alternative; SR-710 Community Meetings begin.
No 710 Action Committee urges electrified rail, environmental justice, in goods movement projects for Southern California.