FTA Blasts Efforts To Derail $1.7B LAX Transit Project

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT) -- The Federal Transit Administration urged a California federal judge to dismiss efforts by a community group to halt a $1.7 billion light rail project intended to ease congestion to Los Angeles' biggest airport on Tuesday, saying the environmental impact of an above-ground span was appropriately considered.

The agency sought to refute arguments mounted by the Crenshaw Subway Coalition that agencies including the FTA and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority failed to properly consider building a stretch of the 8.5-mile light rail line traversing Crenshaw...
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