Metro’s Board of Directors will consider adopting light rail Thursday for the proposed 9.2-mile East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project, a newspaper reported.
Los Angeles County transportation officials already approved light rail project as their preferred alternative earlier this month, before it was presented to the agency’s board of directors. The board’s vote Thursday is expected to provide a green light.
The new line would operate along Van Nuys Boulevard and link several Valley transit arteries, including the Orange Line and the planned Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail line, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. After the board’s potential approval, the agency will roll out a final environmental impact statement report, which is expected to be completed in 2019.
Along with its proposal, Metro recommends building a maintenance and storage yard between Raymer and Keswick streets in Van Nuys, according to the Daily News. The
The proposal has sparked criticism from community leaders and business owners who said the proposed yard would force some businesses to move.
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