The City of South Pasadena released a letter Wednesday sent to Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)—opposing the organization's Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) because it includes the 710 extension.
This RTP (attached), which is updated every four years, “sets foundation by which Metro creates the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)," Transportation Manager Dennis Woods told Patch.
The plan, according to SCAG's website, "provides a vision for transportation investments throughout the region" and uses "growth forecasts and economic trends that project out over a 20-year period."
In addition to South Pas, Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge have agreed to writing letters opposing SCAG's inclusion of the freeway.
All of South Pas City Council members signed the attached letter sent on behalf of the City, which states that the plan "[does] not meet the legal requirements of the Clean Air Act ..." among other objections.
$37 million towards an environmental study on the 710 extension.
"Metro is currently preparing environmental studies—but SCAG's plan sabotages that,"
The draft RTP comment period ends Feb. 14, and SCAG is slated to adapt a final plan in April. You can submit your comments/complaints HERE.