Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – Regional Connector
The Regional Connector Transit Corridor light-rail project provides the crucial missing link in the Los Angeles light-rail network. The 1.9 mile light-rail extension will connect the existing Metro Gold Line to the Metro Blue and Expo Lines through downtown Los Angeles, allowing passengers to travel across the county via light rail without needing to make transfers. The Regional Connector will help to create a sustainable light-rail transit system, improving air quality, reducing traffic congestion, and improving mobility. RMM has successfully defended the project in eight lawsuits in state and federal court alleging violations of CEQA, NEPA, and the Public Records Act, including in the Ninth Circuit case Japanese Village, LLC v. Federal Transit Administration, 843 F.3d 445 (9th Cir. 2016). Tiffany Wright is RMM’s lead attorney for Metro.