The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host three community open houses January 21, 24, and 26 for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, a megaproject seeking to build a heavy rail line or monorail between the San Fernando Valley and the West Los Angeles area south of the Santa Monica mountains.
Metro is now conducting its environmental review for the project and engaging Pre-Development Agreement (PDA) teams to help further evaluate and refine potential project alternatives. Metro is evaluating six potential transit alternatives: three heavy rail alternatives and three monorail alternatives. 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 representatives on station locations and entrances now under study.
Interested members of the public are invited to attend the open houses, one of which will be virtual, to learn more about the project. Attendees can join at any time that is convenient for them within the scheduled open house timeframes, where they can visit different information centers and learn about potential station locations and share their thoughts.
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. 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 metro.net/sepulvedacorridor.