Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Thursday, May 19, 2016

REMINDER

Posted by Tom Williams on Facebook, May 19, 2016

Equally important is Sylvia's reminder that comments need to go to Metro for the proposed expenditure plan - TOMORROW ...
COMMENTS ON R2 DRAFT EXPENDITURE PLAN DUE BY FRIDAY MAY 20TH.

Keep your letters short – a single page. Letters may be emailed to: theplan@metro.net but add more letter with single subject???

There is also an online form you can use to submit your comments.
It is available at http://theplan.metro.net/

If emailed to theplan@metro.net ADD cc: to Ara, Anthony, and Eric Gar. and perhaps Pasadena Mayor Tornek....

Some comments - keep them simple and focused on the money:

#1 Transfer 5% from Highways to Local Return for Transit-Bus Rapid Transit and arterial improvements, gap closures, and locally decided transportation improvements, especially for feeder shuttles and their routes.
#2 Transfer 3% from Highways to Regional Rail for rights-of-way improvements and 2x-3x track sets for MetroLink and increased Rail Freight in Alameda Corridor Central, East to Colton, North to Palmdale, and NW to Oxnard.
#3 Withdraw all Measure R and R-2 funding or support for I-710 South Expansion, SR-710 North Extension, and High Desert Corridor and transfer transfer to Regional Rail and local return.

#4 Allocate local return funds based on ratio population (2010 census and CaDOF projection thru 2015) and road miles - more funds for communities with higher populations per road mile to support local transit, active/shuttle transport, and supporting road improvements to help transit.

#5....Any other simple ones

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