Calif. County Sidesteps Protest Of $248M Rail Extension

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT) -- Riverside County, Calif.'s transit funding agency has agreed to shell out over $2.5 million to resolve a community group's lawsuit that sought to block a $248 million commuter railway extension, the parties announced Wednesday.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission said the deal will absolve it of claims by Friends of Riverside's Hills that the agency violated the California Environmental Quality Act when assessing the project's impact on surrounding areas.

Under the settlement terms, RCTC has agreed to contribute funding for project betterments that include soundproofing nearby...
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