LA Metro Asks Judge To Toss Challenge To $1.7B Light Rail

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT) -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority told a California judge Tuesday that a coalition aiming to block a $1.7 billion light-rail project has failed meet its burden of proof in a suit claiming the project violates the state's environmental quality act and other laws.

The MTA, known as Metro, sought to refute arguments mounted by the Crenshaw Subway Coalition that the agency had abused its discretion in determining that there would be no adverse environmental impact from the 8.5-mile rail line and failing to properly...
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