Case Studies & Examples / Transit

“Crenshaw Line Has Broken Ground, Will Have Underground Stations and Crenshaw Plaza Access”

Thursday, July 19, 2012, by Neal Broverman Robert Ball, the project manager for the Crenshaw Line light rail project, stopped by a recent meeting of the Transit Coalition advocacy group and, according to their newsletter, had lots of juicy details on the project, which will connect the Green Line to the Expo Line (and hopefully get riders to LAX, likely … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Transit

“Businesses Step Up Fight Against Regional Connector”

Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 2:31 pm, Mon Aug 6, 2012. by Ryan Vaillancourt  DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Thomas Properties Group, one of several Financial District players fighting construction plans for Metro’s $1.3 billion Regional Connector, has filed a motion asking a Superior Court judge to halt the project. The July 23 filing follows … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Transit

“State Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Expo Line to SaMo”

August 8, 2012 By Neal Broverman “Send a big ironic thank you note to the Cheviot Hills homeowners who have been unrelenting in their efforts to stymie the Expo Line light rail extension to Santa Monica. After losing twice, the lawsuit brought by Neighbors for Smart Rail will now be heard by the California Supreme Court, Streetsblog reports. The court … Continue reading

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“The CEQA Streamlining “Slippery Slope” May Help Rail Transit”

January 18, 2012 By Ethan Elkind “Whenever proposals come along to exempt or streamline environmental review for certain projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), CEQA defenders fear the slippery slope. Even if the target projects are environmentally benign, the concern is that once the CEQA armor has been pierced, special interests will be … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Transit

“Keeping With Tradition, Suit Filed Against Rail Line”

Thursday, October 27, 2011, by Neal Broverman Activist Damien Goodmon, the perennial bother stuck in Metro’s craw, has made good on his threat to sue the agency for the planned LAX-adjacent Crenshaw Line, the Los Angeles Times reports. Many of his complaints relate to the California Environmental Quality Act, specifically whether or not Metro considered enough alternatives for the … Continue reading

Case Studies & Examples / Transit

“Familiar Development-Staller Involved in New Gold Line Hot Mess”

Friday, June 10, 2011, by Neal Broverman The Gold Line Foothill Extension to Azusa was supposed to be one of the first Measure R projects to break ground and a “ceremonial” groundbreakingactually happened a year ago. San Gabriel Valley officials lobbied hard for this line, saying they wouldn’t support Measure R unless it was fast-tracked. Their argument … Continue reading