PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
APRIL 19, 2017
SUBJECT: EASTSIDE TRANSIT CORRIDOR PHASE 2
ACTION: APPROVE TECHNICAL STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS
A. APPROVING an updated Project Definition for Environmental Clearance, including three alternatives:
1. SR 60 North Side Design Variation Alternative;
2. Washington Boulevard Alternative with Atlantic Below-Grade Option; and
3. Combined Alternative with both SR 60 and Washington Boulevard via Atlantic Segments; and
B. RECEIVING AND FILING the Eastside Phase 2 Technical Study Report. Attachment D contains the Executive Summary. The full report is available upon request.
In November 2014, the Board received the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) and approved carrying forward to further study two build alternatives: the SR 60 North Side Design Variation (NSDV) Alternative and the Washington Boulevard Alternative. Staff was directed to address comments received from Cooperating and Public Agencies, identify an alternative to the Washington Boulevard Garfield Alternative aerial alignment, and analyze the feasibility of operating both alternatives.
At the July 2015 meeting, the Board approved a Contract Modification for the Metro Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project to undertake this work including community outreach to support the Technical Study. The Board also approved a motion (Attachment A) directing staff to provide bi-monthly updates on the project covering:
* analysis and refinement of project alternatives,
* project schedule and milestones,
* status reports on work with third-party agencies, and
* community outreach.
The Eastside Phase 2 Technical Study is now complete, and includes findings and recommendations for Board consideration. Specifically, Board approval is being sought to adopt the updated Project Definition, which includes a slightly revised SR 60 Nort...Click here for full text