The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has scheduled three community meetings June 15 through 21 to update community stakeholders on the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project, and invites public participation and input.
The project seeks to make it easier to take transit across the North Valley. Members of the public interested in learning more about the project can now visit the project’s “StoryMap” online.
Metro will also be holding three upcoming community meetings. The first meeting will be virtual, with the other two held in Panorama City and Northridge respectively. Meeting dates are as follows:
- Wednesday, June 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Link to virtual meeting is: bit.ly/nsfvmtg2. Phone: 833.548.0276 (Toll Free). Webinar ID: 820 6326 5414.
- 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 Metro Lines 169, 233 & 761, LADOT DASH – Panorama City/Van Nuys and 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 can be accessed by Metro Lines 158, 166, 167, 237 & 240, AV Line 787 (Monday-Friday during peak hours only), LADOT DASH – Northridge/Reseda and 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. Those interested in sharing their feedback can visit the project website at www.metro.net/nsfvbrt, call 213.418.3082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project team is currently studying an option that seeks 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 (BRT) line. The new approach will benefit more bus lines and more riders and is the result of extensive outreach and direction from the Metro Board of Directors.
Metro’s new approach includes various BRT elements, including: increased service frequencies during daytime weekdays on Roscoe Boulevard (Line 152) and Nordhoff Street (Line 166); improved travel times on up to seven corridors through new transit signal priority and bus bulbs; peak-hour weekday bus lanes on Roscoe Boulevard between Lankershim and Topanga Canyon Boulevards; nearly 400 new bus shelters at the busiest stops along multiple Valley corridors; new amenities like larger shelters, more seating, real-time and wayfinding information, and lighting at five busy bus stops, including the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) bus station; all-door boarding on bus lines across the Valley, and; new zero-emission electric buses on up to four busy Valley corridors. All these project elements can be delivered 18-24 months sooner than a new single bus rapid transit line.
For additional project information, please visit www.metro.net/nsfvbrt.