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L.A. Metro Extends Scoping Period for North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project and Will Host August 7 Community Open House

Wednesday July 24, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has extended the scoping period for public comment on the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT) to August 15 and invites the public to attend a community open house on August 7 in Eagle Rock.

This open house will allow those interested in the project to get more information, speak one-on-one with project team members and provide additional comments regarding environmental concerns, route options and other issues that could be addressed in the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report. Comments can be given in writing or verbally to a court reporter who will be at the open house.

The community open house details are as follows:

Wednesday, August 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Occidental College, Samuelson Pavilion
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041      

Metro is dedicated to civil and constructive discussion and will work to ensure that public meetings, including this meeting on August 7, are conducted in a manner that makes all participants feel welcome and comfortable.

All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities and are accessible by transit. Spanish translation will be provided. ADA accommodations and other translations are available by calling 323.466.3876 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.

The public scoping period will remain open for comments until August 15, 2019. For additional project information or to provide feedback, visit the NoHo-Pasadena BRT Project website at https://www.metro.net/projects/noho-pasadena-corridor/.

Project Background
The $267-million, 18-mile project aims to build a high-quality BRT line that will connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, traveling east-west between the North Hollywood Station and Pasadena City College with stops in downtown Burbank, downtown Glendale and Eagle Rock. The project’s goal is to provide a fast and affordable bus line that will service a corridor that sees more than 700,000 daily trips. This new line will offer a more sustainable mobility option by utilizing zero-emission electric buses.

BRT is a high-quality bus service that provides faster and more reliable and convenient service. BRT features may include fewer stops, frequent service, dedicated bus lanes, high-quality stations with amenities, transit signal priority, all-door boarding, off-bus fare payment and more prominent branding. 

The project is funded by the Measure M sales tax measure approved by L.A. County voters in 2016, along with SB 1 gas tax and vehicle fees, and is scheduled to open by 2024. It aims to meet priorities set out in Metro’s Vision 2028 strategic plan to offer high-quality mobility options and outstanding trip experiences, while enhancing communities and lives through better transportation options and access to opportunity.

Metro recently completed an Alternatives Analysis and is now evaluating a refined set of routes and station locations as part of the project’s Environmental Impact Report. Throughout the environmental process Metro will continue collaborating with cities and communities along the corridor.

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan. Metro is the lead transportation planning and funding agency for L.A. County and carries about 1.2 million boardings daily on a fleet of 2,200 low-emission buses and six rail lines.

Stay informed by following Metro on The Source and El Pasajero and metro.net, facebook.com/losangelesmetro, twitter.com/metrolosangeles and twitter.com/metroLAalerts and instagram.com/metrolosangeles.

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