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Keeping With Tradition, Suit Filed Against Rail Line

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Activist Damien Goodmon, the perennial bother stuck in Metro's craw, has made good on his threat to sue the agency for the planned LAX-adjacent Crenshaw Line, the Los Angeles Times reports. Many of his complaints relate to the California Environmental Quality Act, specifically whether or not Metro considered enough alternatives for the eight and a half mile line, (e.g. putting the train fully above- or underground). With a current budget of $1.75 billion, there's not enough money to grade-separate the entire line, nor is it necessary, Metro argues. It's not clear whether this litigation will slow down the train, recently fast-tracked with federal money, or whether a new state bill that expedites CEQA challenges will affect Goodmon's suit. [LA Times]