In case you missed it...on Thursday the LA Metro Board dropped support for the 710 Freeway tunnel - effectively killing plans for a 710 extension. Kudos to everyone who helped in the lead up to this historic vote, including the leadership of the South Pasadena City Council, BeyondThe710, Connected Communities and Cities (C3), and of course all the NO 710 activists who have been fighting for so many years.
Councilmember Dr. Marina Khubesrian said in the aftermath of Thursday's decision, "We are beyond the 710 and moving forward!" Here are more quotes marking the momentous occasion:
- LA Times: "The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted unanimously to withdraw its support and funding for a five-mile, $3.2-billion tunnel through El Sereno, South Pasadena and Pasadena connecting the 710 and 210 freeways. Instead, the board voted to spend $700 million on a range of transportation fixes to ease congestion and other problems arising from traffic spilling onto the streets of Alhambra at the 710’s abrupt northern terminus."
- California Sec'y of Transportation Brian Kelly:
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- Senator Anthony Portantino released this statement: