The Green Line to the Airport project team continues progress with the technical analysis for the Draft Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Study (EIR/EIS). These studies will continue through 2016 and 2017.
Beginning next week on Monday, August 15, the project team will be conducting noise and vibration testing at 25 locations along the proposed route for about one week. These measurements will be used to compare existing noise and vibration conditions along the corridor against levels during construction and operation of the new light rail line.
The noise and vibration testing will occur at various locations along the proposed route and near the proposed maintenance facility on Academy Way. The equipment will be installed at each location for no more than 24 hours collecting important noise and vibration data. The equipment will not impact traffic or public access along the corridor. You may see monitoring equipment near trees, fences, and utility structures or may receive a knock on the door notifying you of upcoming testing near your property. The testing equipment will be labeled with a Green Line Project tag and contact information if you have any questions.
Over the next few months, the project team will:
- Continue to meet with state and federal agencies regarding sensitive biological resources, the American River crossing, flood hazards, and cultural resources
- Prepare ridership forecasts, including estimates of the passengers that may be riding the Green Line to exciting new venues along the corridor such as the Golden 1 Center, the Major League Soccer Stadium, and the Kaiser regional medical facility
- Develop visual simulations to illustrate how the future Green Line will look
For more information about the Green Line to the Airport project, visit the project website at www.greenline2airport.com.