Upcoming meetings to provide updates on North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project

The North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project is hosting community meetings in June to provide the communities and stakeholders an update on the project. Scroll down to see meeting dates and times — including one meeting that will be virtual.

The project is now studying an  option which aims to increase connectivity and provide high-quality bus service and transit infrastructure across the northern part of the Valley. An earlier version of the project aimed to build most of the improvements  on a single bus rapid transit line.

This new approach that will benefit more bus lines and more riders is the result of extensive outreach and direction from the Metro Board of Directors.

The new option works to improve the customer experience and includes various Bus Rapid Transit elements:

•Increases service frequency to every 10 minutes on Roscoe Bl (Line 152) and Nordhoff St (Line 166) during the day on weekdays.

•Improves transit travel times on up to seven corridors (Roscoe Bl, Nordhoff St, Lankershim Bl, Sherman Way, Reseda Bl/Ventura Bl, Vanowen St, and Victory Bl) through new transit signal priority to reduce delays at intersections and by installing bus bulbs on sidewalks to reduce delays caused by buses pulling in and out of traffic at bus stops.

•Provides peak hour bus lanes weekdays on Roscoe Boulevard between Lankershim and Topanga Canyon boulevards to speed up bus trips while minimizing parking and transit impacts to North Valley residents.

•Adds nearly 400 new bus shelters at the busiest stops along multiple Valley streets.

•Provides significant amenities (larger shelters, more seating, real time and wayfinding information, lighting) at five busy bus stops, including the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) bus station.

•Provides all-door boarding (faster boarding through any door on the bus) on bus lines across the Valley.

•Plans to deploy new zero emission electric buses on up to four corridors (Roscoe Bl, Nordhoff St, Sherman Way, Reseda Bl/Ventura Bl). The electric buses are very quiet and provide a very smooth ride.

All these elements can be delivered 18 to 24 months sooner than a new single bus rapid transit line.

Learn more about the project by visiting the online StoryMap and explore the interactive maps and information on your own time. 

The community meetings will provide information on the new approach to the project and opportunities to speak with project team members and provide input. Content and materials will be the same at all meetings:

VIRTUAL, Wednesday, June 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Link: bit.ly/nsfvmtg2

Phone: 833.548.0276 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 820 6326 5414

PANORAMA CITY, Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Panorama High School Auditorium

8015 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402 

The meeting location can be accessed by the following transit lines: 

  • Metro Lines 169, 233 & 761 
  • LADOT DASH – Panorama City/Van Nuys 
  • Metrolink – Ventura County Line  

Tuesday, June 21, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Orchard Conference Center, off Lindley Avenue north of The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

The meeting location can be accessed by the following transit lines: 

  • Metro Lines 158, 166, 167, 237 & 240 
  • AV Line 787 (Monday-Friday during peak hours only) 
  • LADOT DASH – Northridge/Reseda 
  • Metro Micro – Northwest San Fernando Valley  

All Metro meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Spanish and Armenian translation will be provided. Other ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling 213.418.3082 at least 72 hours in advance. For more information or to share your feedback, please visit the project website at metro.net/nsfvbrt, call 213.418.3082 or email northsfvbrt@metro.net.

6 replies

  1. What a disappointment. No BRT service from the North San Fernando Valley to the subway (and points beyond). Riders who want to get to the North Hollywood Red Line Station from the Granada Hills / Mission Hills / North Hills West area will continue to be stuck with Line 237, which only comes every 50 minutes. I won’t take Metro if I know I’m going to be standing at a bus stop — broiling in the Valley heat — for a half-hour or longer. And Metro’s own draft proposal shows service on the 237 will be WORSE after the “NextGen” project is implemented, with buses projected to run every 60 minutes!

    Adding insult to injury, the “NextGen” 237 Line won’t continue directly to the Red Line Station any longer, requiring a transfer to the G Line to get to the subway. That means I could find myself waiting up to an hour at an Orange Line bus stop to catch the 237 for the return trip to the North SFV. More transfers, lengthier commutes and more time waiting at bus stops. In what universe is this considered an improvement?

    We agree to raise taxes to have better mass transit, but the North Valley — west of the 405 Freeway — gets stiffed again. I won’t be supporting any additional mass transit taxes. It’s nothing but a bait and switch. Taxes go up, but bus service in my area deteriorates. Metro doesn’t seem to be interested in making meaningful improvements to bus service in City Council District 12. And the proposed changes do little, if anything, to attract new riders.

    I’m lucky that I don’t have to rely on Metro to get around the city. And while I’d *like* to increase my use of mass transit, Metro seems to make it so unappealing.

  2. Metro should redirect these funds back to a tabled double track of the Ventura county line and a redline connection to a Metrolink station.

  3. So they’re going to promise more frequent service on these corridors and find other lines to eliminate like under NextGen? Or will they commit to a separate budget, similar to rail, so that these lines can have more frequent service without negative impacts elsewhere? even if not 24 hour bus lanes, it might be good to have daytime bus lanes, not just peak hours.

    • It’s honestly baffling how Metro refuses to increase the capital budget for buses. They always insist on redirecting existing funds and service hours from elsewhere instead of actually increasing total investment.

  4. I’m glad this will result in less lane-taking for infrequent buses than the original brt plan.

  5. Wait, people in the San Fernando Valley want transit but they won’t even give 12 or 24 hour Bus Lanes a chance. This is why the valley deserves the finger pointed at the door. Have fun with your unreliable buses and over-priced trolley line.