LA Metro Drafts Environmental Impact Report for Aerial Rapid Transit

LA Metro has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to evaluate the potential impacts of the Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit Project.

The Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit Project has been proposed by LA Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies to connect Los Angeles Union Station to the Dodger Stadium via a 1.2-mile aerial gondola in downtown LA.

The service would also serve an intermediate station at the southernmost entrance of the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

This system aims to provide “safe, zero-emission, high-capacity transit connectivity” that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and congestion in and around Dodger Stadium. The power requirements for the project are to be served by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Green Power Program.

Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit Project
The proposed project would operate daily to serve existing residents, workers, park users and visitors to Los Angeles

As the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Metro has released a DEIR for this proposal, which is now available for public review and comment. The document evaluates the proposed project, including its potential impacts and mitigation measures, as well as the viable alternatives.

When complete, the Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit Project would have a maximum capacity of approximately 5,000 people per hour per direction and would transport passengers between Union Station and Dodger Stadium in around seven minutes. The type of system envisaged, a tricable detachable gondola system or 3S, can support cabins carrying between 30 and 40 people.

The Dodger Stadium has a capacity of 56,000.

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