Metro’s plan includes better transit to connect more people to more places with the L Line (Gold) Eastside Extension Phase 2. The new line will follow Atlantic Boulevard to Citadel Outlets, ending at Lambert Road in Whittier. It will serve the cities of Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier and the unincorporated area of East LA and Los Nietos-Whittier.
The reinitiated environmental process will include the development of a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (under CEQA) to update the 2014 Draft EIS/EIR. This process includes advanced conceptual engineering, environmental analysis and ongoing outreach efforts.
Three alternatives are being evaluated in the Draft EIR:
· Alternative 1: Building the entire project to Whittier
· Alternative 2: Building an initial operating segment to Commerce/Citadel Station
· Alternative 3: Building an initial operating segment to Greenwood Station in Montebello
Metro anticipates releasing the Draft EIR for public review on June 30, 2022.
Prior to the release of the Draft EIR, Metro will host two virtual community information sessions in June to share details on the maintenance and storage facilities (MSF) and options on how to comment and participate on the upcoming release of the Draft EIR. In-person resource locations and Spanish-speaking staff will be available for support.
Virtual Community Information Session #1 (Monday, June 27, 2022, 6-7pm)
Virtual Community Information Session #2 (Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 6-7pm)
To learn more, visit the online interactive tool that has been developed to provide project information, view maps and more. Visit metro.net/eastside2022.
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