Sustainability, civic engagement and online publishing are the major topics explored on Sunroom Desk, today celebrating seven years since its launch in October 2008! This post reviews regional transportation policy highlights from 2008 to 2015.
The SR-710 North Study Draft EIR Public Hearing in La Canada Flintridge is closest to Glendale and is taking place Wednesday, May 6 at La Canada High School, 6-9pm. This is your chance to review where this study is, assess the alternatives offered, and comment on the draft environmental impact report.
The upcoming Glendale Mayor’s Ride 2014, taking place November 8 and starting at 9:30am, will highlight major transportation projects now being studied or in the works, including the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk. Major road, rail, and river transformations are planned, and big things are happening now, though it seems as if […]
A panel discussion on the 710 extension, organized by Zócalo Public Square, filled the Museum of Contemporary Art auditorium in downtown LA on Wednesday night. All of the invited speakers at the Metro-sponsored event shared the viewpoint that the 710 should be extended, saying that something should be done to […]
From the Metro announcement updated April 16, 2014: “…release of the draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the State Route 710 North Study will be delayed. “…it has become apparent that additional time is required to complete the technical studies, which means that the release of the Draft […]
Those anticipating release of the SR-710 Study Environmental Impact Report will now have 90 days to submit comments instead of 60. At its regular meeting January 23, the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Agency Board of Directors passed Glendale City Council member Ara Najarian’s motion to extend the comment period for […]
A big lineup of local elected officials who are against the SR-710 Tunnel proposal, including Glendale City Council member/ MTA Board member Ara Najarian and former 44th District Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, spoke at a July 20 press conference in Pasadena, just ahead of a Metro community meeting on the study. […]
Ara Najarian began his new MTA Board term by getting unanimous support (including from Duarte Mayor John Fasana) for his motion asking for a clear answer as to which agency, Metro or Caltrans, has the authority to select and fund an SR-710 study alternative. Caltrans officials had asserted it had […]
“It’s like throwing a sponge into the ocean!” said LA mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, referring to the Sepulveda Pass freeway expansion. He spoke at the Urban Land Institute’s FutureBuild plenary session on the state of transportation and transit oriented development in Southern California. The comment could be just as easily […]
South Pasadena clarification to Metro Board re SR-710 study and 2012 Regional Transportation Plan.