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February Public Hearing Notice: Proposed Changes to Metro Bus Service

Come to a public hearing and give us your input

Metro Service Councils will be holding public hearings to receive comments on proposed changes to Metro bus service to take effect on June 29, 2014 or later.

Location and dates of public hearings:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 6:30pm
San Fernando Valley Service Council Hearing
Marvin Braude Constituent Center
6262 Van Nuys Bl
Van Nuys 

Saturday, February 8, 2014 9am
Metro Headquarters Building
1 Gateway Plaza, Board Room
Los Angeles

Monday, February 10, 2014 6pm
San Gabriel Valley Service Council Hearing
Metro Division 9 Building                                        
3rd Floor Conference Room                                    
3449 Santa Anita Av                                     
El Monte                                            

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5pm                          
Westside/Central Service Council Hearing
La Cienega Tennis Center                
325 South La Cienega Bl                  
Beverly Hills

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6pm
Gateway Cities Service Council Hearing
Aspire Pacific Academy
2565 East 58th St
Huntington Park

The public hearings are being held in conformance with federal public hearing requirements outlined in Section 5307 (d) 1 of Title 49 U.S.C., and public hearing guidelines adopted by the Metro Board of Directors in 1993, as amended.

Service Proposals Under Consideration

Affected bus lines and service proposals under consideration are listed below. These service changes are proposed to improve efficiency and effectiveness throughout the Metro system through better use of resources. Approved changes will become effective June 29, 2014 or later.

San Fernando Valley

Line Line Name Proposed Service Changes
91 Downtown LA – Sylmar via Glendale Av – Foothill Bl Discontinue weekend service over Line 169 route from Sunland Bl to Bob Hope Airport which will be replaced by an extension of Line 222 from airport to Sunland Bl.
169 West Hills – Sunland via Saticoy St – Sunland Bl Modify route to serve Bob Hope Airport Transit Center.
222 Sun Valley – Hollywood via Hollywood Way – Cahuenga Bl Extend route from current northern terminus at San Fernando Rd to Sunland Bl via route of Line 169. This will provide direct service from Hollywood to Sunland and serve Bob Hope Airport Transit Center.
234 Sylmar – Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl Extend Line 234 to Westwood in the late night evening over route of proposed Line 734 extension to Westwood.
588  Proposed Van Nuys – Westwood Express via I-405 Fwy

Proposed new express line service to operate via Van Nuys Bl from Nordhoff St to the Metro Orange Line, continuing via Oxnard St to Sepulveda Bl, Victory Bl to the I-405 south on-ramp on Haskell Av, then via the I-405 Fwy to Wilshire Bl and Westwood Av. 

734  Sylmar Sta – Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl Extend Line 734 to Westwood via route of Line 761 creating direct Metro Rapid service from the North Valley to Westwood utilizing Sepulveda Bl.
741 Northridge – Tarzana – CSUN via Reseda Bl Combine Line 741 with the proposed extension of Line 761 in Sherman Oaks, creating a “Valley U” line and providing direct and faster service between Ventura Bl, Reseda Bl and Van Nuys Bl in the Sherman Oaks corridor.
761 Pacoima – Westwood via Van Nuys Bl – Sepulveda Bl Combine Line 761 with the proposed extension of Line 741 in Sherman Oaks, creating a “Valley U” line and providing direct and faster service between Ventura Bl, Reseda Bl and Van Nuys Bl in the Sherman Oaks corridor.

San Gabriel Valley

Line Line Name Proposed Service Changes
577  El Monte Station – Long Beach VA Medical Center via I-605 Fwy Make permanent the current route modification providing service to Rio Hondo College.

Westside/Central

Line Line Name Proposed Service Changes
234  Sylmar – Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl Extend Line 234 to Westwood in the late night evening over route of proposed Line 734 extension to Westwood
534 Malibu - Washington/Fairfax via Pacific Coast Hwy Modify schedule to reduce service between Downtown Santa Monica to the Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub when Phase 2 of the Metro Expo Line opens.
588 Proposed Van Nuys – Westwood Express via I-405 Fwy Proposed new express line service to operate via Van Nuys Bl from Nordhoff St to the Metro Orange Line, continuing via Oxnard St to Sepulveda Bl, Victory Bl to the I-405 south on-ramp on Haskell Av, then via the I-405 Fwy to Wilshire Bl and Westwood Av.
734 Sylmar Sta – Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl Extend Line 734 to Westwood via route of Line 761 creating direct Metro Rapid service from the North Valley to Westwood utilizing Sepulveda Bl.
761  Pacoima – Westwood via Van Nuys Bl – Sepulveda Bl Combine Line 761 with the proposed extension of Line 741 in Sherman Oaks, creating a “Valley U” line and providing direct and faster service between Ventura Bl, Reseda Bl and Van Nuys Bl in the Sherman Oaks corridor.

Gateway Cities

Line Line Name Proposed Service Changes
577 El Monte Station – Long Beach VA Medical Center via I-605 Fwy Make permanent the current route modification providing service to Rio Hondo College.

South Bay

No service changes are proposed for the Metro South Bay Service Area.


These proposals may be approved in whole or in part at a date following the public hearings. Approved changes may also include other alternatives derived from public comment. Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend the upcoming hearings and provide testimony on any service change proposal (public comments will not be restricted to just the bus routes operating in one geographical area). All public comment received will be forwarded to the responsible Service Council to be considered prior to taking action on the service proposals. Persons unable to attend the hearings may submit written testimony postmarked through midnight, February 14, 2014.

Correspondence should be addressed to:

Metro Customer Relations, Attn:  June 2014 Service Changes, One Gateway Plaza, 99-PL-4, Los Angeles, CA  90012-2932

Comments can also be sent via e-mail (with Service Changes June 2014 as the subject) to: servicechanges@metro.net or facsimile at: 213.922.6988

Upon request, foreign language translation, sign language interpretation, materials in alternative formats and other accommodations are available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings and events. All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date.  Please telephone 213.922.4600 between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. The TDD line is 800.252.9040. Individuals with hearing or speech impairment may use California Relay Service 711 + Metro phone number.

 

 


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