T.J. Orr, San Clemente
Mr. Art Leahy (Metrolink CEO): As a resident of South Orange County, former Metrolink commuter and a retired manager with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, I need to bring to your attention the significant risk of major landslides from sedimentary palisades above Pacific Coast Highway in San Clemente and Dana Point. Such landslides, besides potentially causing personal injuries, would impact rail and road transportation, as have previous landslides that severed service for two years or more. I have reached out to CalTrans in this regard, requesting urgent preventative measures.
Editor’s note: In a series of emails, T.J. Orr’s concerns were responded to by CalTrans officials.