Connecting State Route 14 in Los Angeles County with State Route 18 in San Bernardino County, the High Desert Corridor (HDC) project proposes a new 63-mile section of highway running from Palmdale to Apple Valley. The project's two lead agencies, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), hired SmartComment to handle comments for the project's Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR), which went out in late 2014.
What We Did
SmartComment's platform received almost 800 comments, with 41 percent of them coming directly from the project website. Using SmartComment's comment response system, the project team was able to efficiently respond to all comments and completed the Final EIR/EIS in spring 2016, with no comment-related delays or challenges.