Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Elysian Valley: Metrolink Maintenance Yard & Environmental Justice

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 15, 2011.  The southeast edge of the Metrolink maintenance yard is near the Confluence of the LA River.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The Metrolink maintenance yard is about 400 feet from homes Elysian Valley.  It's even closer to the Cypress Park Recreation Center, where kids play on outdoor fields, across San Fernando from the rail yard, where diesel locomotives idle for hours at a time. 

A coalition of Elysian Valley and Cypress Park neighbors are asking Metrolink to reduce their noise and air pollution.  Metrolink representatives said they don't get many complaints.  Perhaps that's because people don't know who to complain to.  Attend tomorrow's meeting with Metrolink, AQMD and elected officials and tell them to reduce their emissions and limit the noise:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
1918 Riverside Drive
(Dickerson Employee Benefits, between Allesandro & Stadium Way)
Los Angeles, CA 90039