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April 25 Tuesday 3:00 PM
Public Hearing on 2016 RPT/SCS, Amendment #2
Southern California Association of Governments/818 West 7th Street /Los Angeles, CA 90017/12th Floor
See the draft report amendments here.
More info can be obtained at this email: rptscs@scag.ca.gov
or 213-236-1960

April 27 Thursday 9:00 AM
Metro Regular Board of Directors Meeting
LACMTA/One Gateway Plaza/Los Angeles, CA 90012/Board Room 3rd Floor

May 25 Thursday 9:00 AM
Metro Regular Board of Directors Meeting
LACMTA/One Gateway Plaza/Los Angeles, CA 90012/Board Room 3rd Floor

June 22 Thursday 9:00 AM
Metro Regular Board of Directors Meeting
LACMTA/One Gateway Plaza/Los Angeles, CA 90012/Board Room 3rd Floor

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Senate Bill No. 275 (PDF)
State Senator Anthony Portantino introduces legislation requiring surplus residential properties in the 710 corridor to be assessed at affordable/reasonable prices for property tax purposes, 2/9/2017

Portantino House Letter (PDF)

Assembly Bill No. 287 (PDF)
Assembly Member Chris Holden introduces legislation calling for a special advisory committee to determine the project for the 710 corridor, 2/2/2017

See the Story: Assemblyman Chris Holden of Pasadena Introduces bill to kill 710 Freeway tunnel project

See Holden's Letter to CalSTA (PDF)

United States Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) Education Fund and Frontier Group identifies 12 of the most wasteful highway expansion projects across the country, including the 710 Tunnel Project

See the Report: 21st Century Transportation, Highway Boondoggles 2

See the Press Release: San Gabriel Valley Route 710 Tunnel Makes National List of Highway Boondoggles

Metro releases
Cost Benefit Analysis

Public Notice

Pasadena City Council votes
to support recommendations of the Pasadena Working Group and opposes Tunnel Alternative
Story Here
Comments by Ara Najarian

710 Tunnel Community Meeting “THE PASADENA WAY…

Webcast of forum on alternatives to the 710 tunnel presented by Pasadena City Councilmember Steve Madison on 9/15/16

South Pasadena SR-710 Community Workshop
Webcast of the Special City Council Meeting/Community Workshop held on May 13, 2015

"The Question is..." with Anthony Portantino
Guests Ara Najarian, Robbyn Battles and Sergio Gonzalez discuss the SR-710 Tunnel issue See the Link here

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Press Releases

7/4 Day, Beyond the 710
Concerned citizens from seven cities will march on the 4th of July. Our grassroots movement rejects Metro's SR 710 Toll Tunnel.

Beyond the 710 -
Moving Forward

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Beyond the 710 - Moving Forward (formerly called C3), sponsored a press conference on the steps of the LACMTA Headquarters to distribute a new plan of forward thinking mobility and smart growth proposals that will better connect people to important destinations and relieve congestion throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Learn more

Alhambrans Against
the 710
Alhambra Wastes $150,000 to Create Gridlock Event vs. Real Traffic Solutions:
City Officials' Tactics, Expenditures Backfire As Alhambra Residents Seek Real Traffic Relief, 6/9/2015

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Updated 2/17/2017

The public comment period for the EIR/EIS has ended. You may still send your feedback to Caltrans and Metro but your comments will not be part of the final administrative record.

See this page for information on
How to Submit Effective Written Comments

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The No 710 Action Committee

is a fast growing association of cities, organizations, professionals and citizens who realize that the SR-710 tunnel is an unacceptable alternative to address regional transportation problems. Our mission is to promote solutions that are environmentally and fiscally sound, reduce pollution, lower health risks, relieve congestion, and eliminate public dependence on fossil fuels. The No 710 Action Committee demands that transit authorities operate in an honest and transparent manner that is responsive to the concerns and interests of the impacted communities and the public at large.

Metro's Projections for Traffic Improvements
After 710 Toll Tunnels are Completed


Metro's plan for dual bore tunnels will not improve traffic in 2025

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Why the SR-710 (Tunnel) is a Bad Idea

See who agrees the SR-710 extension is a bad idea

  • The SR-710 North Extension is not being built for commuters. It's intended as part of a goods movement system that ties into the Expansion of the I-710 Freeway and the High Desert Corridor.1
  • These 4.9 mile tunnels will not have exits or onramps, further demonstrating that it is not designed for local commuters, but pass-through traffic from the Ports.
  • The SR-710 North Extension (tunnel(s) would connect the lower I-710 Freeway with the already heavily congested I-210 Freeway which will lead to gridlock conditions for everyone.2
  • Cost - Government sources have quoted project cost ranges between $1 - $14 billion to build the tunnel. The current figures being used by LACMTA is $5.425 billion and SCAG is $5.636 billion. The smaller "Big Dig" tunnel, (only 3.5-mile long) was estimated to cost $2.8 billion in 1982 dollars. However, the Boston Globe has estimated that the project will ultimately cost $24 billion, including interest, and that it will not be paid off until 2038.3
  • To pay for the huge construction and upkeep costs (lacking in current estimates), a public-private partnership must be forged. These investors need to make a profit from this deal and tolls will be charged. Tolls create diversion traffic.4 Drivers unwilling to pay the "average" fees of $5.64 for cars and $15.23 for cargo trucks5 will likely take the "short cut" through local neighborhood streets.
  • InfraConsult, a financial consultant, provided a forecast volume of 190,000 annual average daily traffic in the SR-710 North Tunnel for the year 2030 to which a diversion rate of 35% has been applied.4 It is possible that a public-private partnership for the 710 tunnel(s) will fail like other toll roads because the forecasts were based on FLAWED traffic projections6 and traffic volumes may be much lower than expected.7
  • The risk of being killed in a traffic accident occurring in a tunnel is twice as high as on open stretches of motorways.8
  • Roadway tunnels are inherently dangerous. If a fire occurs, there is no easy way out of a tunnel, especially for those with limited mobility.9
  • Vehicle exhaust cannot be properly filtered and will lead to health issues not only for the drivers who use the tunnel10 but also for the surrounding communities where the exhaust is vented.11

Click here to see footnotes for above data (PDF)

This website is designed to provide information
and documentation regarding the 710 tunnel project.