Will CEQA Test Boring Co.’s Transit Projects?

By Kelsi Maree Borland : globest – excerpt

The Boring Co. has canceled its plans to build a transit line along the 405 freeway, and CEQA challenges could be one of the firm’s obstacles.

The Boring Co. has big ambitions to dramatically change Los Angeles’ nearly nonexistent transit network—but that objective may prove to be more dream than reality. The company had announced plans to build a transit line along the 405 Freeway, but scrapped the idea last month after a CEQA lawsuit came forward. While Boring publically said that it wanted to focus on its Dodger “Dugout Loop transit line project, CEQA lawsuits and challenges could be an ongoing obstacle for the tech and development company.

“As I understand it, the Boring Co. hasn’t scrapped the project altogether. It has scrapped one of the originally proposed locations for the project,” Kristina Lawson, partner at Hanson Bridgett, tells GlobeSt.com about the project. “While CEQA may have been one of the reasons the project isn’t moving forward in this location, there were likely cost and infrastructure concerns as well.”… (more)

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