FORUM ON 710 FREEWAY IN PASADENA SEPT 18
PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend an informational forum from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, hosted by Pasadena City Councilmember Steve Madison regarding the 710 Freeway project currently under study by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro). The meeting will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street, in the Ballroom, west of the Civic Auditorium building to accommodate a larger audience.
The forum is scheduled to feature several experts who will share information and respond to residents’ concerns about the project. Panelists slated to appear include a geophysicist, a historic preservationist, a neurologist and several Metro representatives. Short statements from panelists will be followed by questions collected from the audience.
Due to Metro’s recent decision to eliminate some routes through Pasadena from further consideration, the panelists primarily will focus on the remaining alternatives affecting the Pasadena Avenue and Fair Oaks corridor.
“Pasadena continues to closely monitor the situation regarding Metro’s 710 Freeway project. This forum will help answer residents’ questions and provide important information about how the routes may impact our quality of life,” Pasadena City Councilmember Steve Madison said.
Free parking for attendees is available on nearby streets. Parking at Paseo Colorado also is free for the first 1.5 hours with validation and for a $5 flat fee at the Convention Center Garage.
For more information, the public can contact Councilmember Madison’s Field Representative,Takako Suzuki, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (626) 744-4739.
This meeting will be taped for later broadcast on KPAS, the City’s government access cable television station, on Channel 3, for Charter cable subscribers, and on Channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers.
Metro has indicated the current “SR-710 Study” is in an early phase of analysis. Metro is the lead local agency for the study while the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is the lead state agency. Although Pasadena, its residents and businesses will be directly impacted if the project is built, the project is not under local control by the City.
A primary goal of the project is to complete the 710 Freeway “gap” by building an extension through Pasadena that connects the freeway with other transportation corridors—including possible connections to the I-210 Freeway or Highway 134—to help alleviate congestion and improve mobility in the overall study area bounded by State Route 2 and the Interstate 10, 210 and 605 Freeways.
For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to www.cityofpasadena.net.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2012, #065-12
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, email@example.com