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Project Status

The Alternative Analysis phase of the Study was completed and the Alternative Analysis Report was posted online on January 18, 2013. The Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIR/EIS) is currently being prepared.

The five alternatives that performed best and studied in depth in the Draft EIR/EIS are:

Bus Rapid Transit

Express Buses for longer trips at higher speeds that serve the communities between East Los Angeles and Pasadena, with connecting bus service to adjacent communities; greater frequency of bus service; minimal stops; and potential dedicated bus lanes during peak hours.

Freeway Tunnel

Extends 710 North as an underground roadway; variations include single or twin tunnels; with or without tolls; with or without trucks; and possible express bus service lane.

Light Rail Transit

Serves communities from East Los Angeles to Pasadena with connecting bus service for passengers traveling to adjacent communities.

No Build

Assumes zero transportation improvements beyond those already established in the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), and scheduled to be constructed by 2035. The No Build Alternative is required and serves as the baseline against which all other alternatives are compared.

Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management

Includes traffic signal upgrades and synchronization, local street and intersection improvements, connections to existing bus service, and promotes rideshare.

Next Steps:

  • Review comments received on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement
  • Identify a preferred alternative and finalize environmental document.
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