We’re hosting an Open House on Jan. 21, 24 and 26 to share more info on Sepulveda Transit Corridor project

Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project Study Area

This map shows the study area for the first phase of the project.

Metro will host three community open houses January 21, 24, and 26 for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, which will build a heavy rail line or monorail between the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles area.

Metro is now conducting its environmental review for the project and engaging Pre-Development Agreement (PDA) teams to help evaluate and refine potential project alternatives. Six potential transit alternatives are being evaluated: three heavy rail alternatives and three monorail alternatives. Please see this StoryMap for more about routes and types of transit under study.

The open houses will provide information specific to the potential station locations and their entrances so the public can learn how they could access this future rail line. Metro’s open houses will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions of agency staff and consultants, as well as the Pre-Development Agreement (PDA) team, on station locations and entrances under study.

Interested members of the public are invited to attend the open houses — one of which will be virtual. Attendees can join at any time that is convenient for them within the scheduled open house timeframes.

The open house schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Marvin Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91401.

Directions: Via Transit: Metro Bus Lines 233 and 237 stop at the corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Sylvan Street. The Metro G Line (Orange) Van Nuys station is located three blocks south. Attendees may also park for free at the Metro G Line (Orange) Sepulveda Station and travel one stop to the Van Nuys Station. Via Car: Parking is available at the Metro G Line (Orange) Van Nuys Station at Van Nuys Boulevard and Aetna Street. Street parking is also available. Metro encourages attendees to carpool, as there is limited parking. Please plan to allow enough time to secure parking and walk a short distance to the meeting.

Tuesday, January 24, 5-8 p.m. Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Directions: Via Transit: Metro Bus Line 20 and LADOT bus lines 431 and 431B stop at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Warner Avenue. Via Car: Parking is available in the parking garage of the Belmont Village Senior Living (entrance off Wilshire Boulevard). Church parking is available on the second level and below.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, January 26, 6-8 p.m.

This open house will be conducted via Zoom. To register, click on bit.ly/SepulvedaJan26. Call-in #: 669.900.6833. Webinar ID 885 2744 9926.

All in-person Metro meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Spanish translation provided. Other ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling 323.466.3876 at least 72 hours in advance.

The Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project will be divided into two different segments: an initial segment traveling between the San Fernando Valley and Westside and a second segment from the Westside to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The 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 identified $9.5 billion in funding from local, state, and federal sources: $5.7 billion for the Valley-Westside segment and $3.8 billion for the Westside-LAX segment.

For additional information about the project and alternatives now under study, please visit www.metro.net/sepulvedacorridor.

11 replies

  1. Why does Metro continue to study THREE monorail alternatives despite the vast majority of the public, and all real world transit evidence indicating a monorail wouldn’t be appropriate for this corridor? Is 93% of the public not enough for you, Metro? Is the fact that monorail cannot operate at heavy rail speeds not enough, Metro? How about the fact that a monorail won’t be able to handle the demand for this line? Or the fact that Metro itself claims freeway adjacent stations are awful from so many perspectives? Metro needs to be honest about why it continues to waste our taxpayer dollars on solutions Metro itself knows will not work. Who at zmetro is in cahoots with these monorail propoers??? The public deserves to know, and why Metro insists on bending over backwards to keeping these monorail alternatives in play. There must be massive corruption behind this decision, the only explanation for why the opinion of 93% of people , along with concrete evidence (or lack thereof on the prformance of monorails) doesn’t matter to Metro.

  2. Option 6, nothing else. NO monorail. On the Westside, it should go through UCLA. Forget that alternate plan with a station at the Getty. They can do a people mover or shuttle if they want. Ultimately, there should be a Sepulveda Line going all the way south to LAX, but I doubt that’ll happen in my lifetime. For now, bring it south as far the E Line at Sepulveda.

    In the Valley, forget that nonsense of going up Sepulveda north from Ventura Boulevard, then doubling back east to the Amtrak station. The route should go straight up Van Nuys Boulevard. There’s a ton of space for parking in the middle of that street, maybe with structures, and maybe one or more stations than currently planned. It could be at- or above-grade there, except for the 101 and L.A. River crossings, which could be a serious challenge. Underground from Oxnard Street north to perhaps Vanowen Street, or all the way north to the station. This will service the Van Nuys Civic Center at Victory.

    I hope reason prevails!

  3. What is the actual reason that a LIGHT rail option has never been taken into consideration? Have I missed something crucial in the past?

  4. How Metro planners could script the option of there being an elevated, two way, heavy concrete viaduct along Sepulveda Boulevard from Sherman Oaks north to the railroad line in Van Nays is beyond comprehension. A majority of the distance involved is an officially declared liquefaction zone. That means a high water table combined with the wrong soil type and when a serious, sustained earthquake happens, things start to sink, fall apart and/or fall over. And if such an elevated option were to be pursued, and a big quake occur after completion, how much would a replacement cost and how long would it take to be completed? And a replacement would still be subject to the hazard of liquefaction. This project needs to be subway all the way: Option 6.

  5. Rail. USC has 2-3 stops that connect the Expo line and the dedicated Silver bus line giving students from a variety of communities access. UCLA students should have similar access from the SFV. Connect the NE SFV route to the Sepulveda corridor–foresee the need before there’s another “regional connector” demand in a decade. Do the right thing the first time.

  6. We need heavy rail with a stop to UCLA. Do not let the NIMBYS ruin this one for the rest of us.

  7. I agree with Mark R. And his point about the equipment now stationed for the Purple Lineteansiioned to the Sepulveda subway makes very good sense.

  8. Please, no more monorails, no spur line people movers to UCLA, no more lanes added to the 405.
    This line has no way of being open before either the World Cup or Olympics, so lets at least speed up the process and maybe as soon as the Purple Line is done to the VA Hospital, all that equipment and manpower can be put right to work on the Sepulveda Pass Line and get it moving.

    Steve, any complaints from Beverly Hills High School area now that all the tunneling is done there?
    If not, there should be no complaints in tunneling under the Sepulveda Pass.

    • Oddly enough, it seems like all the rich people north of Wilshire have suddenly began complaining about the elevated options over tunneling under Bel-Air.

      The writing is on the wall, Metro will get sued in either direction, but all the leaders that people keep voting for, will all have to step down if they go with the monorail option. The ball is your court now Metro, you know exactly which 2 options to go with it. Keep it underground and uncomplicated.