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Overview - DRAFT

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIS/EIR) for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 is now available for public review and comment. You may review the document, which was released on August 22, 2014, and provide comments by 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 21, which is the end of the 60 day comment period.

Click on the boxes at the top of this page to review the document, learn about the four public hearings scheduled for September 27, 29, 30 and October 1, see an interactive project map , provide written comments about the project, identify locations along the proposed corridors you can view the Draft EIS/EIR , and more.

In the spring of 2010, Metro began preparing the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project Draft EIS/EIR. The study evaluates two build alternatives, both Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects, along with the required No Build and Transportation System Management (TSM) alternatives (which may include enhancements to existing services and/or additional bus services). One proposed route would travel along State Route 60 to Peck Rd in the City of South El Monte; the other proposed route would travel along Washington Bl to Lambert Rd in the City of Whittier.

The goal of the proposed study is to improve mobility in the corridor by connecting to communities farther east of Los Angeles to Metro's regional transit system. Communities in the project area include Commerce, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, Whittier and unincorporated portions of Los Angeles County.