Join Metro for a community meeting on proposed bus lanes on Sepulveda Blvd for Line 234

Metro and the city of Los Angeles are partnering to improve speed, frequency, and reliability for the over 12,000 daily boardings/passengers who ride Metro Line 234 along the Sepulveda Boulevard corridor in the San Fernando Valley.

That’s why we’re proposing bus lanes along a 5.5-mile segment of Sepulveda Blvd. and a .9-mile segment along westbound Ventura Boulevard. The project would convert the rightmost traffic lane in each direction along Sepulveda between Magnolia Boulevard and Rayen Street into a full-time bus lane, and the rightmost traffic lane on northbound Sepulveda between Ventura and Magnolia into a full-time bus lane. 

The project would also convert the curbside lane on westbound Ventura between Vesper Avenue and Sepulveda into a peak hour bus lane from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays only. 

Bus lanes have been shown to improve bus speeds by 15% or more, thus increasing service frequency and reliability, and moving more people within the existing roadway. Bus lanes help buses stay on schedule and get riders to their final destinations and transfer points more quickly. This project would also maintain just about all of the curbside parking as it exists today. Bus lanes also help us fulfill the mission of our NextGen Bus Plan that restructured bus service to provide faster and more frequency service. 

Join us for this virtual community meeting on Zoom to learn more about the project:

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/SepulvedaBus

Meeting ID: 824 8332 5033

Call-in: 213.338.8477

Unable to access the meeting online? Please contact us for alternative arrangements at 213.922.4869 or sepulvedabus@metro.net.

Spanish interpretation will be available. For interpretation in a different language, please contact us by calling 213.922.4869 at least 72 hours in advance.

9 replies

  1. If you haven’t already done so. Until you can get a rail project in the Sepulveda Pass; you should have buses that use the HOV lanes between the valley and West LA.

    • They did, it was the 788 and they discontinued the route at the start of COVID. Never brought it back even though I had to admit that the line was really useful during the short time I was working in the valley.

      Had the rapids actually stuck around, they seriously could take advantage of these lanes.

    • THIS! I’m not sure why Metro hasn’t committed to better service levels accross the pass given that we’re expecting to eventually see high capacity and high frequency rapid transit running along there within the next decade and a half. Even more bizzare is that metro axed the 788 bus (Valley – Westwood express) a while back. I honestly don’t understand why the 233 / 761 is the only option right now, and a rather slow, meandering one at that! there needs to be an aditional all-day, 7 days a week express bus that runs between the orange line and the expo line, with two intermediate stops at Ventura/Sepulveda, and Westwood/Wilshire, and It should use the 405 HOV lanes between Ventura and Wilshire. Naturally, this bus would also make use of the Sepulveda bus lanes planned here. Cmon Metro, put your thinking / planning caps on and make this happen. Nothing here should he logistically complicated. Get it done! This is a serious proposal and I think alot of Angelinos would appreciate seeing said service levels until a dedicated rapid transit line is built and ready.

    • NextGen Plan is joke so basically Metro thought the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project are complete but unfortunately it’s not. No wonder how the Metro Rapid doesn’t operate on I-405 Fwy and discontinuation service on freeway express of the Metro Rapid by NextGen is unacceptable. I feel bad the Line 788 (Arleta-West LA) that serves AM/PM peak hours got canceled so yes I used to ride on Line 788 northbound only from West LA to Arleta before back then for first time.

      My suggestion is: On Line 234 needs to cover on Sepulveda Bl, Church Ln, Sunset Bl, Hilgard Ave, La Conte Av and Westwood Blvd (UCLA Last Stop). Line 234 should extension to UCLA without serving on Sherman Oaks Galleria on daily. Metro should analyze Line 234 (UCLA – Sylmar Station shortline via Mission College) without safety concerns on Line 761. Totally agree on Line 761 should operate I-405 Fwy between Wilshire Bl and Ventura Bl via Sepulveda Bl on both directions for daily service with save time, safety and avoid confusion.

      Also yes I have been rode on Line 234 from West LA (Sepulveda-Expo Station) to Mission College before as well around 2019. I recommended that Line 234 need to be deserved back on Westside service area in order Rapid Line 761 will serve on freeway express. Hopefully Metro will analyzed Line 761 with served on Interstate 405 Freeway on both directions between Wilshire and Ventura via Sepulveda in the future service change shakeup.

  2. From the land of the 38 Geary, I say make the whole 5.5 miles 24-7. Even reserving the right-lane (for buses, pulling into parking lot, and yes, a couple double-parked UPS or beer trucks per trip) makes a huge difference for middday errands as well as commuting.

  3. Concerning using the HOV Lanes. Sounds great but changing lanes with a bus, especially during “bumper to bumper traffic” is extremely difficult and for that short distance impractical.

  4. How many millions will this proposed Bus Lane cost? Painting cute white lines and posting signs should not be that expensive but the MTA will find ways to waste OUR money when the simple, inexpensive answer is at hand.

  5. This street is wide enough for full time bus lanes and protected bike lanes, but the former is a good start