Metro has initiated the environmental clearance process (California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)) for the Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements project. This project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle access to and from Los Angeles Union Station and reestablish the connection between the station and surrounding communities.
Metro has secured Active Transportation Program grant funds that contain federal monies, which will require compliance with NEPA. The California Department of Transportation, acting on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration, will serve as the Federal Lead Agency. Consistent with the provisions of 23 Code of Federal Regulations §771.117, it is anticipated that a Categorical Exclusion will be used to demonstrate compliance with NEPA.
Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for the Scoping Meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6-8pm at the Los Angeles Union Station Historic Ticketing Concourse.
We are seeking your input!
If you were not able to attend, the Scoping Meeting presentation is available online – and we would still like your input.
Please submit written comments by January 31, 2017, to:
Elizabeth Carvajal, Senior Manager
LAUS Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements
One Gateway Plaza, MS 99-23-4
Los Angeles, CA 90012