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NoHo to Pasadena Transit Corridor DEIR

Table of Contents

Cover
Title Page
Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction 1-1

  • 1.1 Purpose 1-1
  • 1.2 Environmental Review Process 1-2
  • 1.3 EIR Organization 1-4

Chapter 2: Project Description 2-1

  • 2.1 Location and Surrounding Uses 2-1
  • 2.2 Project History 2-3
  • 2.3 Project Description 2-5
    2.3.1 Project Objectives 2-5
    2.3.2 Proposed Project 2-5
  • 2.4 Station Locations and Characteristics 2-18
  • 2.5 Lane Configurations and Treatments 2-19
    2.5.1 Center-Running 2-25
    2.5.2 Median-Running 2-25
    2.5.3 Side-Running 2-25
    2.5.4 Curb-Running 2-29
    2.5.5 Mixed-Flow 2-29
  • 2.7 Vehicles 2-29
  • 2.8 Maintenance and Storage 2-31
  • 2.9 Construction 2-33
  • 2.10 Permits and Approvals 2-34
  • 2.11 Cost Estimates 2-35
    2.11.1 Capital Costs 2-35
    2.11.2 Operations and Maintenance Costs 2-35
  • 2.12 Implementation Schedule 2-36

Chapter 3: Environmental Impact Analysis 3.1-1

Chapter 4: Other Environmental Considerations

  • 4.1 Effects Determined Not To Be Significant 4-1
    4.1.1 Agricultural and Forestry Resources 4-2
    4.1.2 Hazards and Hazardous Materials 4-3
    4.1.3 Hydrology and Water Quality 4-9
    4.1.4 Land Use and Planning 4-13
    4.1.5 Mineral Resources 4-16
    4.1.6 Population and Housing 4-18
    4.1.7 Public Services 4-19
    4.1.8 Recreation 4-24
    4.1.9 Utilities and Service Systems 4-26
    4.1.10 Wildfire 4-29
  • 4.2 Significant and Unavoidable Impacts 4-32
  • 4.3 Growth-Inducing Impacts 4-32
  • 4.4 Significant Irreversible Environmental Changes 4-33

Chapter 5: Cumulative Impacts 5-1

  • 5.1 Methodology 5-1
  • 5.2 Related Projects 5-3
  • 5.3 Cumulative Impact Analysis 5-11

Chapter 6: Alternatives 5-1

  • 6.1 Introduction 5-1
  • 6.2 Project-Level Impacts 5-1
  • 6.3 Project Objectives 6-6
  • 6.4 Alternatives to the Proposed Project 6-6
  • 6.5 Alternatives Analysis 6-9
  • 6.6 Environmentally Superior Alternative 6-17

Chapter 7: Public and Agency Outreach 7-1

  • 7.1 Scoping Process 7-1
  • 7.2 Public Participation Plan 7-2
  • 7.3 Government and Other Agency Consultation 7-2
  • 7.4 Tribal Coordination 7-3
  • 7.5 Community Outreach 7-3
    7.5.1 Community Notification Methods 7-3
    7.5.2 Notice of Preparation 7-7
  • 7.6 Public Scoping Meetings 7-4
  • 7.7 Accommodations for Minority, Low-Income, and Persons with Disabilities 7-6
  • 7.8 Summary of Scoping Comments 7-7
    7.8.1 Agency Comments 7-7
    7.8.2 Stakeholder Comments 7-8
    7.8.3 Community Comments 7-10
  • 7.9 Post-Scoping Community Workshops 7-13

Chapter 8: Lead Agency and List of Preparers 8-1

  • 8.1 Lead Agency 8-1
  • 8.2 List of Preparers 8-1

Chapter 9: Organizations and Persons Consulted 9-1

  • 9.1 State and Federal Elected Office and Staff Briefings 9-1
  • 9.2 City of Los Angeles Elected Office and Staff Briefings 9-1
  • 9.3 City of Burbank Elected Office and Staff Briefings 9-2
  • 9.4 City of Glendale Elected Office and Staff Briefings 9-2
  • 9.5 City of Pasadena Elected Office and Staff Briefings 9-2
  • 9.6 Community Stakeholder Briefings 9-3
  • 9.7 Native American Consultation 9-4

Chapter 10: References

List of Appendices

Appendix A Alternatives Analysis Report
Appendix B Transportation Technical Report
Appendix C Aesthetics Technical Report
Appendix D Air Quality Technical Report
Appendix E Archaeological and Tribal Resources Technical Report
Appendix F Biological Resources Technical Report
Appendix G Energy Resources Technical Report
Appendix H Geology and Soils Technical Report
Appendix I Greenhouse Gas Emissions Technical Report
Appendix J Hazardous Waste and Materials Site Assessment Report
Appendix K Historic Resources Technical Report
Appendix L Land Use Technical Report
Appendix M Mineral Resources Technical Report
Appendix N Noise and Vibration Technical Report
Appendix O Paleontological Resources Technical Report
Appendix P Parks and Other Recreational Facilities Technical Report
Appendix Q Population and Housing Technical Report
Appendix R Public Services Technical Report
Appendix S Utilities and Service Systems Technical Report
Appendix T Water Resources and Hydrology Technical Report
Appendix U Growth-Inducing Impacts Technical Report
Appendix V Public Scoping Summary Report
Appendix W Workshop Summary
Appendix X Operating Costs and O&M Costs
Appendix Y Conceptual Capital Cost Report Update
Appendix Z Concept Plans