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10:01 AM PDT on October 29, 2009

Metro to Hold Community Meetings for Regional Connector Project Nov. 5-12

The
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will
be conducting five community meetings to update the public on the
Regional Connector project the week of November 5 through 12.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend one of the following meetings, all of which are available by public transit:

    • Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6:30-8 p.m., Lake Avenue Church, 393 N Lake Avenue, Pasadena
    • Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12-1:30 p.m., Los Angeles Central Library, Board Room, 630 W 5th St., Los Angeles
    • Saturday, November 7, 2009, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Wurlitzer Building, 818 S Broadway, Los Angeles
    • Thursday, November 12, 2009. Two meetings: 2-3:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m., Japanese American National Museum, 369 E 1st St, Los Angeles

The
project, currently in its Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report
(EIS/R), proposes building a transit line that would link the
soon-to-open Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension in the vicinity of the
Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and the 7th Street/Metro Center
Station, terminus for the Metro Blue Line and future Expo Line. Once
completed, transit riders would enjoy increased transit connections
throughought the entire system. The Draft EIS/R includes the review of
the possible effects of the project and alternatives on the project
study area.

The content presented at these meetings will
be identical, so those attending a session should seek a time and
location most convenient for them.

In March and April
2009, Metro held four Scoping Meetings to obtain public input as part
of the DEIS/R. Based on public feedback provided during the scoping
process and more detailed technical study, Metro would now like to
share some of the results of its ongoing analysis.

Last
month the MTA Board voted to pursue long-term funding agreements
through the U.S. Department of Transportation to build the Regional
Connector project. The MTA Board is expected to make a decision on a
preferred alignment late next year.

For additional
information or questions, please visit the Regional Connector Transit
Corridor Study website at metro.net/regionalconnector or contact the
project information line at 213.922.7277.

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