Input wanted: Metro to Hold Community Meetings in October to Update the Public on the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Study

  • 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  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 or call the project hotline at 818-276-3233.

8 replies

  1. This absolutely needs to be LRT/HRT. Anything less will strain capacity demands, will be slower, (non-level boarding, passenger flow constraints, passive/nonexistent signal priority like the orange line busway) and will fail to attract potential riders who have a choice to drive or not. This is LA, minimalist approaches to addressing transportation needs will result in huge setbacks for the near and far future of this region. Transportation history in this town has time and time again shown us that going about things this way hurts LA. This needs to be done correctly and it needs to be a single line from the north valley to at least the expo line if not to LAX.

  2. Light rail in conjunction with Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor! Fast, reliable, and independent of the major bottleneck in the region: I-405

  3. I truly hope Metro will invest in (at least!) light-rail, which – in the future – will become a part of the Sepulveda Pass rail project. Light-rail is needed to address very high demand that’s projected along the corridor, and to provide reliable service for people in the San Fernando Valley and other areas.

  4. Umm

    Line 761 does not come anywhere near san fernando high school, it runs about a mile away from the school on Van Nuys Blvd in Pacoima. I believe line 230 should have been suggested instead.

    • Thanks, AD. The Alternatives Analysis (AA), the first step in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR), is currently underway. You can track its development and project information on the website at