710 Report Looms w/ Rose Parade, Old Town Impacts – Shakeups at Caltrans & Metro – Garcetti at Occidental

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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.”

Smogtown:
The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles

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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, Communities for a Better Environment. […]

Antonovich on 710, Measure J, Metrolink Route to Burbank Airport & More – Wednesday in Glendale, Today at MTA

MTA Board Room, Thursday morning, June 27, 2013

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 discussed each point Wednesday at […]

On Many Agendas: Goods Movement Projects and Plans

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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 of Harbor Commissioners, which joined […]

SR-710 Alternatives, Including Tunnel, Displayed This Week at Community Open Houses

710 Study Open Houses show alternatives, including tunnel proposal.

SCAG Plan Budgets Billions for More Freeways:
A Sustainable Communities Strategy?

SCAG 2012 Regional Transportation Plan: more trucks, more freeways, more pollution, instead of electrified rail for goods movement.

SR-710 EIR Community Meetings: Starting Late in the Process, Getting Little Attention

Glendale, surrounding communities’ SR-710 meeting draws few; liaisons find alternatives already selected.

Metro Seeks Community Liaisons for SR-710 EIR: Glendale Opportunity for Input

Glendale opportunity to join Metro Community Liaison Council for SR-710 EIR.

Calls for Freight to Rail Alternative Increase as
710 Community Meetings Begin

710 extension opponents call for freight to rail alternative; SR-710 Community Meetings begin.

No 710 Action Committee Urges Electrified Rail, Environmental Justice in Regional Transportation Plan

No 710 Action Committee urges electrified rail, environmental justice, in goods movement projects for Southern California.