- Public is invited to learn about the project, the evaluation process, and the options being studied including different routes and transportation modes. Comments and input are welcome.
Here’s the news release from Metro:
Metro and the City of Los Angeles, in coordination with the City of San Fernando, will hold four community meetings in October to update the public on the Alternatives Analysis (AA) study that is evaluating options to improve north-south travel opportunities in the East San Fernando Valley and provide connections to the regional transportation network. One of the Measure R projects, the AA study is a precursor to the draft environmental document.
The community meetings will be held on the following dates and times. Information at all the community meetings will be the same.
- Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, 6-8 p.m. at the Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St. in North Hills, CA 91343. Served by Metro Rapid Line 734 & Local Lines 237 & 234.
- Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, 6-8 p.m. at the San Fernando High School, 11133 O’Melveny Av in San Fernando, CA 91340. Served by and Metro Rapid Lines 734 and 761 and Metro Local Lines 230 and 234.
- Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Panorama High School, 8015 Van Nuys Blvd. in Panorama City, CA 91402. Served by Metro Rapid Line 761 & Metro Local Lines 233 & 656; DASH Route – Panorama City/Van Nuys.
- Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, 3-5 p.m. at the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401. Served by Metro Orange Line, Metro Local Lines 154, 156, 164, 233 and 237 and Metro Rapid Line 761; DASH Panorama City/Van Nuys and Van Nuys/Studio City.
Those that can’t attend in person may view the Oct. 4 meeting via webcast beginning at 6:30 p.m. at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/eastsfv. Or they can catch it later at this same link beginning Oct. 5.
The study is evaluating possible improvements alongVan Nuys Boulevard,Sepulveda Boulevardor a hybrid route. The area under review stretches fromVentura Boulevardon the south to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station and the I-210 Freeway on the north. Initial alternatives under consideration as part of the AA include Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Light Rail Transit (LRT), as well as a required “No Build” alternative and a Transportation Systems Management (TSM) alternative aimed at better managing the flow of traffic along the corridor.
Spanish translation will be provided as well as additional languages upon request. Special accommodations and information in alternative formats are available to the public. All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made within three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date.
For additional information on the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Study visit metro.net/projects/east-sfv or call the project hotline at 818-276-3233.