Metro September 2023 Board Committee Round-Up: C Line, 91 Freeway Widening, and More
Transit ridership and freeway funding are up. $14 million for MicroTransit was postponed. South Bay C Line extension draws both controversy and support. Law enforcement, Taylor Swift, bus lanes, and more!
Metro Board Looks to Approve $65 Million for 91 Freeway Widening Projects
Metro staff are recommending the board approve funds to support two 91 Freeway expansion projects located in pollution-burdened communities in Southeast L.A. County - in the cities of Long Beach, Artesia, and Cerritos
How Future Metro Freeway Expansion Could Mitigate Increased Driving – Part 2
VMT mitigation is likely to be a litmus test for Metro's commitment to climate action. Will the mitigation skeptics water the program down to opaque meaninglessness? Or will Metro pivot toward sustainability and equity?
Caltrans and VTA Widening Winchester Blvd./I-280 Interchange in San Jose
To greenwash this project, they're going to also widen a sidewalk on one bridge and improve a bike/ped overcrossing, but it's still another de facto freeway widening
Metro to Mitigate Increased Driving on Future Freeway Expansion Projects – Part 1
When CA agencies widen freeways they must mitigate the resulting increase in driving - by including components that get folks out of cars. The requirement took effect in 2020, but grandfathered in current expansion.
Metro “Multimodal” 605 Freeway Ramp-Widening Project Out to Bid with No Multimodal Component
The "multimodal" project scope contains no bicycle or transit components, and, for pedestrians, merely re-installs the existing crosswalk and walk signals at the widened mouth of the off-ramp.
Metro Announces 605 Freeway Widening Project Will Not Demolish Homes
Metro Senior Director Isidro Pánuco announced that the 605 Corridor Improvement Project will have no residential displacements as it will be kept within existing Caltrans right-of-way
Asm. Connolly Wants People to Think Bike Lanes Cause Pollution
Don't believe it
Metro Postpones 605 Freeway Widening Project Community Meetings
Metro had announced corridor-wide 605 Freeway Corridor Improvement Project meetings would take place June-July 2023, but this week pushed them back to Fall-Winter 2023