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Metro to Hold Virtual Public Scoping Meeting for Proposed Metrolink Antelope Valley Line Improvements on November 5, 2020

Monday November 02, 2020

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has scheduled an additional scoping meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2020, to accept both written and oral comments on the scope of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Antelope Valley Line Improvements Project.

In addition, Metro has extended the deadline to receive public comments on the scope of the DEIR through Monday, November 16, 2020. Metro has released an Updated Notice of Preparation (NOP) to reflect these recent changes.

At the meeting the public will learn how proposed Antelope Valley Line capital improvements could improve service frequency between Los Angeles Union Station and Santa Clarita Valley up to 30 minutes and up to 60 minutes to the end of line in Lancaster, and will also provide a more reliable commuter rail service to meet mobility needs of residents, employees, and visitors throughout the region.

The three key capital improvements proposed along the AVL corridor in the cities of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles and Lancaster that will facilitate the proposed service increases will be discussed.

Virtual Scoping Meetings:

Thursday, November 5

6 pm – 7 pm

Presentation begins 6 pm

Oral comments begin at 6:30 pm

Meeting Link: bit.ly/avlnov5

Call-in Numbers: 833.548.0282 (Toll Free) or 669.900.9128

Meeting ID: 926 1292 2824

The scope of the project, including the goals and objectives, project area, project description, and the environmental impacts to be evaluated will be presented at the scoping meetings.

The AVL extends from Los Angeles Union Station in the city of Los Angeles and terminates in the city of Lancaster with stations in the cities and communities of Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, Sun Valley, Sylmar, San Fernando, Newhall, Santa Clarita, Acton, Palmdale Lancaster and unincorporated Los Angeles County.

The public can present oral and/or written comments at the scoping meetings, or in advance through Monday, November 16, 2020. You can write or mail your comments to Brian Balderrama, Senior Director, Metro, One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop 99-17-2, Los Angeles, CA 90012, or email avl@metro.net or call the project information line directly at (213) 922-4844.

Spanish interpreters and/or Spanish-speaking staff will be available at the scoping meetings. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations and other translation requests can be made by calling (213) 922-4844 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting or California Relay Service at 711.

For more details about this project, please visit: https://www.metro.net/projects/avl/.

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