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Why the 710
The 710 Freeway Coalition is a grassroots collection of interests united in their desire to see the 710 Freeway completed as soon as possible.
The Coalition was formed in 1982. It unites business groups, labor organizations, cities and minority groups under a common umbrella of action and information. The 710 Freeway Coalition's member organizations represent millions of people in Southern California.
If the 710 Gap is not fixed, then major traffic arteries such as Fremont, Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Parkway, Los Robles Avenue, Atlantic Boulevard, Garfield Avenue, San Gabriel Boulevard, Rosemead Boulevard and Sierra Madre Boulevard are all projected to have at least 10,000 more vehicles per day by 2015 and represents major environment and public safety risks in the communities in the San Gabriel Valley.
What are the alternatives being considered by Metro?
Metro is currently considering five alternatives, including the mandated "no build" option. Preliminary evaluations suggest that the single most effective concept in terms of improving traffic congestion, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving regional mobility is the Tunnel Concept which would essentially complete the 710 freeway.
1. No Build Concept
Refers to not building anything within the study area, except for what is already being planned by local jurisdictions. and/or included in the Southern California Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan. This option is a requirement of the environmental review process.
2. Transportation Systems Management Concept/ Transportation Demand Management
3. Bus/Rapid Transit
4. Light Rail
5. 710 Tunnel Concept