Metro EIR Proposed Alternatives 1-5: Why this is NOT Enough

Draft EIR/EIS Alternatives

  1. Tunnel
  2. No Build (includes projects in the 2009 LRTP)
  3. Transportation System Management / Transportation Demand Management (TSM/TDM)
  4. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
  5. Light Rail Transit (LRT)

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No Build - is comprised of projects that have been included in long range transportation plans, up to 2035, such as the Federal Transportation Improvement Program, Southern California Association of Governments 2012 Regional Transportation Plan, and Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan. However, there are no specific projects that address local congestion in the immediate area.

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Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management (TSM/TDM) – includes Intelligent Transportation System Improvements, Local and Intersection Improvements. These improvements are designed to maximize efficiency for the existing transportation system by eliminating bottlenecks, synchronizing traffic signals, and promoting carpooling and transit. These types of projects may improve the efficiency of the existing system in some areas. However, the proposed projects focus on the movement of cars instead of people, creating some negative impacts to the surrounding community (i.e. street widening that leads to the removal of on-street parking, etc.).

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