Several lawsuits brought against Metro's Regional Connector project--a two-mile subway line through DTLA that will reduce transfers and include three new stations--contend that Metro's proposed tunneling methods violate the California Environmental Quality Act. Metro tried to get the lawsuits dismissed, arguing that CEQA doesn't apply to "[f]acility extensions not to exceed four miles in length which are required for the transfer of passengers from or to exclusive public mass transit guideway or busway public transit services," but a a judge disagreed with that assessment and now Metro will battle it out with several DTLA property owners on November 4. Luckily, it shouldn't hold up early construction work.
· Superior Court judge dismiss motion by Metro in lawsuits against Regional Connector project [The Source]
· Regional Connector Archives [Curbed LA]