•The project aims to improve bus travel times by adding crossing gates and/or grade separations to the Orange Line to get buses through intersections in the San Fernando Valley more quickly.
•The time savings could be significant. For example, one scenario that would add crossing gates at 30 intersections and a one-mile bridge from Sepulveda to Van Nuys boulevards could cut 13 minutes of ride time between NoHo and Canoga Station and 16 minutes between NoHo and Chatsworth Stations. More details are here.
•The goal is to break ground on the project in 2019 and finish it by 2025. This project is a good way to make the Orange Line better and prepare it for its eventual conversion to light rail.
A round of public meetings on the Orange Line Improvements project will be held beginning later this month. The meeting times:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
North Hollywood Recreation Center –Senior Building
11430 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Rose Goldwater Community Center
21710 Vanowen Street
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10 a.m. to Noon.
Marvin Braude Constituent Center
6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30pm
Live webinar at tinyurl.com/metroorangeline
All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities and are accessible by transit. Spanish translation provided. ADA accommodations and other translations are available by calling 323.466.3876 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.
One Gateway Plaza
Mail Stop 99-22-4
Los Angeles, CA 90012