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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Email to and from Doug Failing

from Sylvia Plummer: These emails were sent to me by Jeff Leon.  My question is:  Then why is he talking to China??

From: "Failing, Doug" <FailingD@metro.net>
Date: January 9, 2013, 3:39:03 PM PST
To: 'Jeff Leon'
Subject: RE: Metro's role

Metro is Working on an Environmental Document for the first, and to my knowledge the only, zero emission freight corridor in the United States for the southerly portion of the Route 710 corridor.  I would note that we began this study and the efforts on zero emission freight movement prior to President Obama taking office the first time, because we are a proactive agency and see it as the right thing to do.

710 North is not seen as a goods movement route by Metro.  We are currently preparing an environmental document for that corridor that is looking at a number of alternatives; no specific project or mode has yet been selected.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Leon
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 9:38 AM
To: Failing, Doug
Subject: Metro's role

Hi Doug,
I've supported many Metro projects. I loved when you guys converted to CNG buses and I'm excited to see the push of the Metrolink throughout LA.  I see this as an advancement of the quality of life in Los Angeles.  

I'm sadden to read multiple articles about the 710 widening and gap connection.  There is a bias with the ports and the movement of their loads.  I'm concerned about having more lanes to have more trucks idling on the freeway.  How will Metro help Los Angeles meet the goals of Obama's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act?   

I know you are extremely busy but I took the time to express my concern and would appreciate the same in return. 

Jeff Leon