Friday StreetPoll: 710 Gap Project

First Round: Let's Rename the 710 Gap Project

  • Nuckols: SR 710 LA’s Big Dig (24%, 60 Votes)
  • Dean: The Golden Freight Freeway (24%, 60 Votes)
  • Najarian: 710 Money Pit (20%, 52 Votes)
  • Jones: Toll Hole (13%, 32 Votes)
  • Bergstresser: 710 Freight Truck Corridor (9%, 23 Votes)
  • Parada/Faigrin: 710 Northern Segment Project (6%, 16 Votes)
  • Vallianatos: The 1920's Road Project (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Glub: The Alhambra Corridor Freight Toll Tunnel Project (or maybe a freeway or transit) (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 255

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As promised, here’s our poll, based on your suggestions, for an “official Streetsblog name” for the I-710 Extension Project.  We’ll do this “L.A. city election style.”  If no project name gets a 50% vote by the time next Friday rolls around, we’ll have a runoff between the top two names.  The winning name will be the one we use on Streetsblog for the rest of the project study.


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