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Metro Releases Draft EIR for Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvement Project; Public Workshop Scheduled for September 13

Friday August 11, 2017

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvement Project. 

The project is planned to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access to and from Los Angeles Union Station and reestablish the connection between the station and surrounding communities. The Draft EIR analyzes all environmental areas, including aesthetics, land use, recreation, transportation and traffic, among others. Active Transportation Program grant funds that contain federal monies have been secured for the project.

The public comment period extends between August 11 to September 25.  All comments should be submitted to Metro during this time either via email or U.S. mail.  Members of the public can participate in a September 13 workshop to learn more about the project and register their comments or questions at that time. Public workshop details are as follows:  

Wednesday, September 13
6-8 p.m.
Metro Headquarters Building, 3rd Floor**
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA  90012

** ADA Accessible facility. 

The Draft EIR is available for review by visiting Copies are also available for review at the Los Angeles Main Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and at the Chinatown Branch Library, 639 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 

Written comments may also be sent via U.S. mail to: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Elizabeth Carvajal, Metro Senior Manager, LAUS Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements, One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop: 99-23-4, Los Angeles, CA  90012-2952. E-mail comments may also be sent to

About Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines.  The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

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