Schiff joins growing list of opponents to 710 tunnel proposal
Opposition is growing to the proposed tunnel that would extend the Long Beach (710) Freeway.
On Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) assailed the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for proposing such a tunnel and called for a halt to the ongoing study into the feasibility of the project.
In a letter, Schiff cited the ongoing environmental study for ignoring evidence that the project would be too expensive and too damaging to the area.Schiff joins state Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) in publicly opposing Metro’s plans to build a tunnel to close the 710 Freeway gap.
Schiff urged Metro to shift to other congestion-relief alternatives, such as bus rapid transit and light-rail transit.
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Photo: The Long Beach Freeway ends just short of Pasadena. Credit: Raul Roa / Pasadena Sun