Metro Board to make historic decision whether to approve motion to recommend TSM/TDM alt instead of Tunnel

18622566_10155112039650751_4911359309355194418_n.pngAfter decades of fighting the SR-710 extension we have reached a turning point in the debate! This Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:00 am the Metro Board will make a historic decision on whether to approve a motion to recommend the TSM/TDM Alternative instead of the Tunnel Alternative as the Locally Preferred Alternative. This would effectively close the door on this issue. If you would like to make public comment you may do so at the meeting or submit them in writing to Metro CEO, Phillip A. Washington and the Metro Board via email: WashingtonP@metro.net or fax: 213-922-4594.

Background: On May 17, 2017 the Metro Ad Hoc Highway, Congestion and Road Committee approved a motion to recommend the TSM/TDM Alternative to Caltrans as the Locally Preferred Alternative; and reallocate the remaining Measure R funds to projects within the San Gabriel Valley subregion. While the vote will not kill the Tunnel Alternative outright, it is a step in the right direction to put an end to the SR-710 extension project.

For more information regarding the history of the SR-710 and the City of South Pasadena's recent efforts, please visit: http://www.southpasadenaca.gov/index.aspx?page=57