Next Friday, February 11, is the deadline to provide input on scoping for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project. Scoping is the first phase of the environmental study that is evaluating rail alternatives linking the San Fernando Valley and Westside providing a fast, reliable alternative to slogging through traffic.
Six alternatives are being studied for this project that would impact hundreds of thousands of people who work, attend school, access medical care and enjoy culture and recreation in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.
Scoping is your opportunity to comment on the alternatives, their routes, the destinations they would serve, benefits and costs, impacts, mitigations and other issues that may be important to you for consideration.
Imagine a train trip designed to be faster than driving the 405 Freeway or Sepulveda Boulevard during peak times!
Here’s more information about the study. Scroll down for information on how to provide comments.
Here’s a link to the Metro online project overview and a video:
Metro has held three virtual scoping meetings over the past two months and is eager to solicit additional public input through Friday, Feb. 11. The first scoping meeting presentation can be viewed below in English and Spanish.
Here’s how to submit comments:
Online Comment Form: https://bit.ly/SepulvedaCommentForm
By mail: Peter Carter, Project Manager
One Gateway Plaza, 99-22-6
Los Angeles, CA 90012
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 213.922.7375
The Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project is funded in part by Measure M, the transportation sales tax approved by 71 percent of L.A. County voters in 2016. The Measure M funding plan includes $5.7 billion for the Valley-Westside segment and $3.8 billion for the Westside-LAX segment.
Metro’s funding plans include assumptions of federal, state, and local revenue — including discretionary grants that Metro must secure through a competitive process. The $1-trillion Infrastructure Jobs and Investment Act signed by President Biden last year might supply funds for this project as could the $2.2-trillion Build Back Better bill that was approved by the House of Representatives but has not yet been approved by the U.S. Senate.
To potentially reduce taxpayer costs, the Metro Board awarded contracts to two private sector teams to do pre-development (PDA) work on two different potential types of transit for the project. LA SkyRail Express is developing proposed monorail alternatives, while Sepulveda Transit Corridor Partners (STCP) is developing heavy rail alternatives.