Federal appeal filed in Mid County Parkway project

Appellants claim project adversely affects low-income neighborhoods ■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor The Riverside County Transportation Commission’s recent June 30 victory in Riverside Superior Court regarding the Mid County Parkway was short-lived when the Center for Biological Diversity filed an appeal in federal court July 28. The appellants claim that the $1.7 billion, 16-mile freeway project would cut through low-income neighborhoods, threaten wildlife preserves and worsen air pollution. RCTC states its studies and the Final Environmental Impact Report are sound. Previously, both federal and state courts have sided with RCTC, saying the report meets requirements. The Mid County Parkway is a proposed 16-mile transportation corridor that should relieve traffic congestion

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