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File #: 2018-0068   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/23/2018 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 3/1/2018 Final action:
Title: WE THEREFORE MOVE that the Board adopt Alternative 5C as the Locally Preferred Alternative for the I-710 South Corridor Project FEIR/FEIS (inclusive of Motion 22.1 from October 2015) and expedite the delivery of an Early Action Program (EAP) that emphasizes the following: A. Projects that deliver the most immediate and significant benefits related to safety, mobility and air quality; B. Projects that can be implemented with minimal or no displacement of residences, businesses, and sensitive land uses; C. Developing a local/targeted hiring policy that is applicable to any and all eligible funding sources; D. Conduct an operational performance analysis upon completion of the Early Action Program utilizing the most current State and local evaluation measures and standards to re-evaluate and re-validate the remaining elements of Alternative 5C, especially identifying opportunities to further reduce property impacts; E. Return to the board upon completion of the aforementioned direct...
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Air quality, Ara Najarian, Cleaning, Hilda Solis, I-710, I-710 South Corridor, James Butts, Janice Hahn, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Motion / Motion Response, Near zero emissions, Program, Project, Robert Garcia, Safety, Transportation Demand Management, Travel demand management, Zero Emissions
Related files: 2018-0091, 2017-0849
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REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MARCH 1, 2018

Preamble
Motion by:

SOLIS, GARCIA, RIDLEY-THOMAS, BUTTS, NAJARIAN, AND HAHN

Related to Item 5: I-710 South Corridor Project

Local communities along the I-710 freeway are plagued with life-threatening health ailments resulting from traffic-related pollution in the corridor. As such, communities have been united and explicitly clear that existing conditions are simply unacceptable and they demand and deserve relief. Nevertheless, gaining consensus on a Locally Preferred Alternative for the I-710 South Corridor Project has been incredibly challenging due to limited right of way, public health concerns and sensitivities surrounding environmental and social justice issues.

After years of vigorous scientific environmental impact analysis, multiple engineering design variations, extensive community outreach, and thoroughly exploring all feasible alternatives, Metro staff has concluded that Alternative 5C is the most viable and cost-effective solution to maximize regional benefits related to safety, mobility, health and the environment while minimizing impacts to local communities. However, the air quality benefits proposed by Alt. 5C are largely contingent on substantial funding becoming available to deploy near-zero and zero-emission trucks to reduce pollutants such as diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide and others. Moreover, the regional mobility benefits rely on the assumption that passenger vehicle trips are transferred to the mainline freeway versus utilizing local arterials and residential streets, which helps alleviate "cut-through traffic" in surrounding communities. Unless these assumptions materialize the primary goals of this project may not come to fruition. It may be prudent to take a more modest approach to improving the I-710 South corridor.

An Alt. 5C Early Action Program presents an opportunity to utilize programmed funding to sequence and complete smaller scale projects ove...

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