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File #: 2021-0310   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2021 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 9/23/2021 Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE I-710 South Corridor Project Motion 48 Response.
Sponsors: Program Management (Department), Maria Luk
Indexes: Air quality, Air transportation, Alternatives analysis, Ara Najarian, Barriers (Roads), Board approved Locally Preferred Alternative, Board Correspondence, California State Transportation Agency, Clean Air Act, Cleaning, Conformity, Construction, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, Federal Highway Administration, Fernando Dutra, Grant Aid, Hilda Solis, I-5, I-710, I-710 South Corridor, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, James Butts, Janice Hahn, Measure R, Memorandum Of Understanding, Mitigation, Motion / Motion Response, Multi County Goods Movement Action Plan, Multimodal, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, Partnerships, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Program, Project, Public health, Quantitative analysis, Record Of Decision, Safety, Southern California Association Of Governments, State Implementation Plan, Strategic planning, Traffic congestion, Traffic safety, Traffic volume, Zero Emissions, Zero-Emission Truck Collaborative
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion 48, 2. Attachment B - Clean Truck Program MOU, 3. Attachment C - I-710 Conformity Technical Response by EPA 3-25-2021, 4. Attachment D - Reimagining Highway Improvements, 5. Attachment E - 710 Task Force, 6. Presentation
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: I-710 SOUTH CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS STATUS UPDATE AND RESPONSE TO MOTION 48

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE I-710 South Corridor Project Motion 48 Response.

Issue
ISSUE

At the May 27, 2021, regular Board meeting, Motion 48 (Hahn, Solis, Butts, and Dutra) on the I-710 (South) corridor improvements environmental process was approved. (Attachment A) Motion 48 directed the CEO to report back at the September Board Meeting.

Background
BACKGROUND

Draft EIR/EIS Development

The environmental studies for the I-710 corridor improvements started in 2008 to address significant traffic congestion, safety, and air quality issues resulting from increasing traffic volumes and infrastructure deficiencies. Metro, in partnership with Caltrans, Gateway Cities Council of Governments (GCCOG), Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Southern California Association of Governments and the I-5 Joint Powers Authority (collectively, the Funding Partners), completed scoping, alternatives analysis and other technical work in early 2011, leading to the preparation of the draft environmental document (DED) and preliminary engineering. The development of the potential improvement alternatives was guided by the stated purpose statement approved by all study Partners and regulatory and resources agencies:

? Improve air quality and public health
? Improve traffic safety
? Address design deficiencies
? Address projected traffic volume
? Address projected growth in population, employment, and economic activity related to goods movement

The development of the DED was guided by a public outreach framework.

The DED circulated on June 28, 2012, evaluated four build alternatives, three of which, in addition to improvements to the mainline freeway, included a grade-separated freight corridor. Close to 3,000 comments were received ...

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