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Today at the South Pasadena Gold Line Station: Assemblyman Chris Holden announced a bill (AB 287) that would legislatively eliminate the 710 tunnel option and form an advisory committee to study better transportation alternatives!
South Pasadena City Council member Marina Khubesrian, M.D. attended a press conference to support the Vote Yes on Measure M campaign along with a wide coalition of elected officials, environmental groups, public health organizations, labor groups and chambers of commerce.
Measure M is the LA County Traffic Improvement Plan that will fund infrastructure and traffic improvement projects resulting in:
- 15% less time stuck in traffic
- 465,000 new jobs
- Fill potholes and repair roads now in all 88 LA County Cities
- Affordable fares for seniors, disabled people and students
- Earthquake retrofits to bridges and overpasses
- M does not fund the building of new freeways and excludes any funds from being used for construction of a 710 tunnel.
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Article by Dr. Bill Sherman, Sept 29, 2016. Source: http://southpasadenareview.com/public-weighs-in-at-metros-costbenefit-analysis-meeting/
via KPCC, September 13 2016:
"More than two-thirds of riders on the recently opened Expo Line Phase II to Santa Monica are new to the train line and more than 40 percent of them switched to transit from driving alone, according to a survey released this week by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The new Expo Line section opened May 20, bringing a ridership surge of about 20,000 new rides per weekday and double the number of Sunday riders on the entire line." (click on image below to read more)
Concerned About Unhealthful Air Around Schools, School Board Members Approve Resolution Opposing 710 Tunnel
On June 23, 2016 the Five-Star Education Coalition (5SC) comprised of representatives from the school boards of Burbank, Glendale, La Canada, Pasadena and South Pasadena unanimously voted to pass a resolution which opposes any construction of a 710 Freeway tunnel extension:
"The 5SC does hereby oppose any of the Tunnel Alternative variations: single-bore or dual-bore, toll or no toll, truck or no truck, express bus or no express bus, to extend the SR-710 freeway from Valley Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles to the 210 freeway in the City of Pasadena, and instead supports the development of a fiscally and environmentally responsible alternative."