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Mass transit refers to municipal or regional public shared transportation, such as buses, streetcars, and ferries, open to all on a system, it would open another round of battles that could hang up any rail project in the Valley for years.
Robert Silver, co-chairman of the Eastern Sector Transportation Coalition, said his group hasn't changed its support for a subway through the East Valley.
``As far as we're concerned, it's still subway or no way,'' Silver said. The East Valley areas that have been promised an underground rail line will fight any attempts to put a rail line at the surface, where it would disrupt neighborhoods and religious communities, Silver said.
San Fernando Valley rail proponents were caught by surprise Thursday when an MTA board committee used a report on federal funding priorities to call for a money-saving major policy shift on the East-West San Fernando Valley Rail Line.
The committee voted 5-1 to drop the subway as an alternative, and seek repeal of SB 211, the 1991 legislation by former Sen. Alan Robbins that requires subway construction between the Hollywood Freeway and Hazeltine Avenue along the chosen route following Burbank and Chandler avenues.
The full board is to hear the matter at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Though he said it was ``premature,'' Assemblyman Robert Hertzberg Robert Myles Hertzberg was born on November 19, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, was an attorney and businessperson, and served in the California State Assembly from 1996-2002. , D-Sherman Oaks, said he will introduce a ``spot'' bill by Friday that would allow the modification or repeal of SB 211 later this year, but is doing so now only because of Assembly rules.
``I'm not happy about it,'' Hertzberg said. ``I need to talk to the Orthodox (Jewish) community and to others and I need to do some more homework. But if I don't do "I Don't Do" was the debut single by glamour model Michelle Marsh, released on 6 November 2006. The single reached 27 in the UK in its first week, selling only 9,000 copies and over 16,000 copies as of January 2007. The single spend a total of four weeks in the Top 75. it now, I won't be able make changes later in the year.''
Hertzberg said, however, that ``absent new data,'' he is inclined to eventually support repeal of the Robbins bill so cheaper rail options could be considered.
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``We have an environmental impact report in progress,'' Yaroslavsky said. ``To declare one of the options as no longer being considered invites a lawsuit or will require the agency to suspend the study.''
The impact report, due in late spring, lays out the effects of various rail configurations. The board then must pick a preference before it can request federal funds Federal Funds
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Gerald Silver, co-chairman of the Valley-Wide Transportation Council, said his organization still is pushing a Burbank-Chandler route, but is open to different types of transportation, including subway, light rail, ``cut-and-cover'' underground construction or even dedicated roadways for special electric trolley buses.
``We feel this is a positive step forward and an opportunity to look at some relatively inexpensive and meaningful solutions,'' Gerald Silver said. But a freeway alignment ``is not even on the table.''
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``It's beginning to look like the only thing that works out here is bike trails,'' Schultz said.
Map: TRACKING THE SUBWAY: The MTA board votes