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File #: 2015-1595   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Passed
File created: 10/9/2015 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving the MOTION by Director Solis that the Board of Directors make approval of Item 22 contingent on studying the following as a part of the evaluation of Alternatives 5C and 7 in the I-710 Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: A. Geometric design for the I-710 Freight Corridor (under Alternative 7 only) that eliminates significant impacts and displacements of homes, businesses, or community resources, such as but not limited to the Bell Shelter or Senior Centers, and the implications of such a design on commuter and freight traffic demands; where significant impacts are unavoidable, provide documentation of the rationale and constraints; B. An option, under Alternative 7 only, to evaluate the feasibility should technology be available, to operate only zero-emissions trucks along the Freight Corridor as part of the project; C. Implementing high frequency Express Bus Transi...
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Bikeways, Budget, Community Transportation, Construction, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Gateway Cities Council of Governments, Hilda Solis, Hiring policies, I-710, I-710 South Corridor, Jobs, Labor, Landscaping, Long Beach, Los Angeles River, Metro Blue Line, Metro Rail A Line, Mitigation, Motion / Motion Response, Pedestrians, Plan, Policy, Population growth, Port of Los Angeles, Program, Project, Ramps (Interchanges), Safety, South Gate, Traffic congestion, Traffic volume, Transit buses, Underpasses, Zero Emissions
Related files: 2015-1345
OCTOBER 14, 2015

Motion by:

Supervisor Solis as Amended by Director Knabe

October 14, 2015

Relating to Item 22, File ID 2015-1345
I-710 South Corridor Project EIR/EIS Scope, Budget and Schedule

The I-710 Corridor is a vital transportation artery, linking adjacent communities and the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Southern California and beyond. As an essential component of the regional, statewide, and national transportation system, it serves both passenger and goods movement vehicles. As a result of population growth, employment growth, increased demand for goods movement, increasing traffic volumes, and aging infrastructure, the I-710 Corridor experiences serious congestion and safety issues. Notably, the existing I-710 Corridor has elevated levels of health risks related to high levels of diesel particulate emissions, traffic congestion, high truck volumes, high accident rates, and many design features in need of modernization (the original freeway was built in the 1950s and 1960s).
The purpose of the I-710 Corridor Project is to improve air quality and public health, improve traffic safety, modernize the freeway design, address projected traffic volumes, and address projected growth in population, employment, and activities related to goods. The project includes an extensive community participation process that has provided a forum for residents, community advocates, and local municipalities comment and make recommendations for meeting the project purpose and need. Metro and Caltrans must ensure that we address the purpose and need of the project in a manner that is responsive to the community, yet feasible and fiscally responsible.

PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving the MOTION by Director Solis that the Board of Directors make app...

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