Modifications to the Midway Yard Maintenance Facility of the Pasadena-L.A. Light Rail Transit Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Document Title
Modifications to the Midway Yard Maintenance Facility of the Pasadena-L.A. Light Rail Transit Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Modifications to the Midway Yard include: realigning rail track to provide more efficient use of space--this will provide sufficient room to add track, expanding the maintenance building to the north and south to provide sheltered workspace for inspection and/or light maintenance for the light rail vehicles of the Metro (Pasadena) Gold Line, its east side extension, and other light rail vehicles as necessary and convenient, construct an additional building to house minor repairs to the body of the rail vehicles.

Contact Information

Ray A. Sosa
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, Los Angeles, City of
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Section 21080(b)(1); 1528
Reasons for Exemption
The Midway Yard was identified and environmentally cleared in the 1990 Final Environmental Impact Report for the Pasadena-Los Angeles Light Rail Transit Project. On January 4, 1993, the MTA Board selected Midway Yard as the (temporary) maintenance yard for the now operational Metro Gold Line. Midway Yard provides storage for light rail vehicles and provides space for light maintenance of rail vehicles, control yard operations and personnel changes. The proposed modifications to the Midway Yard will increase efficiency of the yard by realigning and adding to storage track, adding capacity to the maintenance building and adding a minor body repair shop. All heavy maintenance and repair will be done at the Long Beach Blue Line Yard or contracted out as originally planned. These modifications do not require property acquisition and do not create impacts that have not been reviewed and covered in the original environmental clearance documents for Midway Yard. Neither construction nor operation of the expanded Midway Yard facility has the potential to cause impacts to the environment or distrubance to neighbors.

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