The Metro board is expected to approve the terms of the $423 million CA High-Speed Rail Authority funding, as well as approving a $298 million "Partial Preconstruction Phase" Union Station run-through tracks project budget.
Metro Planning Chief de la Loza: "[Metro Highway Program FY23 budget] predominant projects are focused on... completing gaps between the HOV system, safety improvements... they're not focused at all on just providing road widening."
Metro and Caltrans plan to formally reset their 710 Freeway corridor plans by approving the 'No Build' alternative, as the new Locally Preferred Alternative for their 710 Environmental Document, reversing a 2018 approval of a freeway widening alternative.
Last year, Metro increased its annual freeway expansion budget by a whopping 80 percent. This year, the agency has proposed an 33.5 percent increase on top of last year's. Here's a list of Metro big widening projects.