Sunday, October 11, 2009

Schwarzenegger could end part of 710 Freeway debate

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An article from the LA Times on 10/11/2009 discusses how a bill on the Governors desk that can end any hopes of a surface level connection of the 710 to the 210.

Our favorite resource Bob Huddy is quoted at the end about the feasability of building a 4.5 mi underground tunnel that would connect the 710 without cutting South Pasadena in half.

His quote is here, "Robert Huddy, who retired last year as the Southern California Assn. of Governments' manager for regional transit planning, agreed, adding that a public-private partnership could build the tunnel as a toll road.

'This has been done in Spain, in France, in Russia, in Switzerland, in Germany, in similar conditions," Huddy said. "We have had advances in tunneling technology . . . but it's very expensive.'"

A PPP financing option for the 710 might work but what would be the incentive or capital that the South Pasadena/Glendale area be able to offer that can bring a viable private partner to the table?

Let's hope Bob Huddy will chime in.


1 comment:

Alan Huynh said...

Guess the Governator is not getting rid of the option for a surface grade option.