FTA Sued Over LAX Light Rail Plans

Law360, New York (March 01, 2012, 7:16 PM ET) -- A Los Angeles neighborhood group on Tuesday sued to stop a $1.7 billion light rail expansion to Los Angeles International Airport, claiming the U.S. Federal Transit Administration approved a flawed environmental impact study that failed to consider below-ground alternatives along a busy commercial center.

In a complaint filed in the Central District of California, the Crenshaw Subway Coalition said the FTA’s decision violates the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 because it didn’t adequately consider reasonable alternatives to a three-mile-long above-ground light rail along Crenshaw Boulevard....
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Case Information

Case Title

Crenshaw Subway Coalition v. Federal Transit Administration et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Jacqueline H. Nguyen

Date Filed

February 27, 2012

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