710 Alternatives Open House Alert! Make Your Voice Heard!

In spring 2011, Metro held a series of scoping meetings to collect feedback on a large number of potential options to resolve the issue of the SR-710 gap and regional north-south transportation issues. Thanks if you went to one of those and commented. Those responses were used to reduce and refine the list of potential options from 42 to ten. These options - including both no-build and build as originally planned - are now being presented to the public in a series of Open Houses this month.

Unlike last year, there will be no formal presentations; you can go anytime during the Open House, look at information about each of the alternatives and talk with technical experts. Sticky-notes will be provided for you to post your thoughts.

Your feedback is very important. Metro will collect this information and use it to assist in reducing the number of alternatives to a small set of finalists this fall; some of the details of the alternatives may be adjusted based on your opinions and suggestions. Environmental Impact Reports will then be developed to determine the final recommended option. Metro/Caltrans wants and will be receiving feedback throughout the process. These responses will be further used to demonstrate support for or opposition to particular options in the the final recommendation.

Our local meetings are below. Remember, because they are not formal meetings, you can come and go any time without missing anything.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6 - 8 PM
El Monte Community Center
3130 Tyler Ave
El Monte, CA 91731

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 6-8 pm
South Pasadena Library - Community Room
1115 El Centro St
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 6 - 8 PM
First Baptist Church of Alhambra
101 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801

Translators and/or translations in Spanish. Chinese and (I was assured) Vietnamese will be available.

For me, this freeway is at least a half-century overdue, and badly needed; hopefully many of you feel the same. But either way, please come out to one of the events to take a look and make your feelings known.

Additional information, including ways to telephone, mail or e-mail your comments directly, and to join the Community Liaison Council, can be found here: http://www.metro.net/projects/sr-710-conversations/overview/

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May 30th at the Rose Bowl added!

For those who were unable to make the other dates, one last one has been added in Pasadena on Wednesday, May 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rose Bowl Stadium (1001 Rose Bowl Dr. Pasadena 91103) - visitors locker room. For those going by bus, it is served by Metro Local lines 20, 81 and Metro Rapid line 780. You can also park in Lot F and enter through Gate A.

More information can be found here: http://gallery.mailchimp.com/ea2474f66f2da44ef75d014d3/files/Open_House_...

Also, check this link for the first in a series of short videos about the alternatives: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUB_neXJ7rY&feature=youtu.be

May 30th at the Rose Bowl added!

For those who were unable to make the other dates, one last one has been added in Pasadena on Wednesday, May 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rose Bowl Stadium (1001 Rose Bowl Dr. Pasadena 91103) - visitors locker room. For those going by bus, it is served by Metro Local lines 20, 81 and Metro Rapid line 780. You can also park in Lot F and enter through Gate A.

More information can be found here: http://gallery.mailchimp.com/ea2474f66f2da44ef75d014d3/files/Open_House_...

Also, check this link for the first in a series of short videos about the alternatives: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUB_neXJ7rY&feature=youtu.be

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