Currently in the pre-construction phase for sections 2 and 3, TRG continues to lead community relations outreach for the Metro Purple Line Extension, which will extend westward for about nine miles travelling through four municipalities, requiring coordination with multiple jurisdictions and numerous stakeholders. This extension will provide an increased-capacity, high-speed rail line for those traveling to and from LA's "second downtown."
TRG has led the community outreach and public participation effort for the project since 2007. After having led the community outreach and public engagement effort on the Purple Line Extension’s Alternatives Analysis, Draft EIS/EIR, Final EIS/EIR and Preliminary Engineering phases, TRG transitioned its efforts to spearheading construction relations for Sections 1, 2, and 3.
As the Purple Line Extension project entered its preconstruction phase, TRG stepped in to assist Metro’s Project Delivery Department and Construction Management in conducting specialized and targeted public outreach as well as maintaining stakeholder communications. During this phase, TRG developed strategy on communications and outreach specifically for residents and businesses immediately around the stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega.
Metro released the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on Friday, June 2, 2017 for a 45-day comment period, closing Monday, July 17, 2017. In continuing our commitment to ensure the Metro Purple Line Extension is built on time for the public, TRG is leading the community outreach during the Draft SEIS maintaining a presence on social media and notifying stakeholders of pertinent information. Thursday, June 22, 2017 TRG led outreach efforts with Metro to host a public hearing to meet the FTA requirements following a Federal court order.
For more information on the Purple Line Extension, visit the project page here.