A key Measure M project in the San Fernando Valley is a new bus rapid transit line that would run across the northern part of the Valley. Public meetings for the project are scheduled later this month — dates and times are below. The North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit project’s home page is here.
Some main points:
•The project seeks to create an 18- to 20-mile long route that would serve key destinations such as CSUN and Kaiser Permanente, enable people to spend less time traveling and connect with other transit lines, including the Chatsworth Metrolink/Amtrak station and Metro’s future light rail line between the Van Nuys Orange Line Station and the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink station.
•Potential routes could connect Chatsworth to North Hollywood or Chatsworth to Sylmar/San Fernando. Nordhoff Street and Roscoe Boulevard are busy streets that could be used for parts of the route. See the above map.
•What is bus rapid transit, also known as BRT? BRT is a high-quality bus service that provides faster and more reliable, equitable and convenient service. Features might include fewer stops, frequent service, bus lanes, high quality stations, transit signal priority, all-door boarding, off-bus fare payment, zero-emission vehicles and more prominent branding.
•The project is scheduled to begin service by 2025 with $180 million in funding from the Measure M sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2016.
•Metro is in the midst of an Alternatives Analysis (AA) for the project. The AA will narrow the list of potential projects to be further studied in a more detailed Draft Environmental Impact Report.
The meetings will provide an update on the project and allow you to ask questions and provide input. Content will be the same at all meetings:
Thursday, September 20, 6 – 8 p.m.
Congregational Church of Northridge,
9659 Balboa Boulevard
Northridge, CA 91325
Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. – noon
Sepulveda Recreation Center,
8825 Kester Avenue
Panorama City, CA 91402
Wednesday, September 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
Our Community Charter School,
10045 Jumilla Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Thursday, September 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
San Fernando Aquatic Center – Banquet Hall
300 Park Avenue,
San Fernando, CA 91340
Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. – noon*
East Valley High School Auditorium,
5525 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities and are accessible by transit. Spanih 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. For questions or to share your feedback, call us at 213.418.3082 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This meeting will include an overview of the North San Fernando Valley and NoHo to Pasadena BRT projects that may interface at the North Hollywood Station. For more information about the NoHo to Pasadena BRT project, please visit metro.net/brt.