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L.A. Metro to Host Community Workshops for the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project

Wednesday October 23, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to attend a series of community workshops on the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project. 

These workshops will allow people to participate in a series of interactive planning exercises that include survey questions and hands-on activities designed to help shape the desired vision for the project. Each workshop will be tailored to address the various BRT route options being proposed within each city/community where the workshop is being held. We ask that participants plan on joining the workshop where they live, work or play.

To reserve your spot at the community workshop of your choice, please register at http://tinyurl.com/y5qxmhvx.

The community workshop details are as follows:

Pasadena (2 workshop sessions)
Tuesday, November 6, 3-5 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
Creveling Lounge – CC Building at Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Glendale
Tuesday, November 12, 6-8 p.m.
Glendale Central Library
222 E. Harvard St.
Glendale, CA 91205

Burbank
Wednesday, November 13, 6-8 p.m.
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505

Eagle Rock (3 workshop sessions)
Saturday, November 16, 9-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.
Yosemite Recreation Center
1840 Yosemite Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

North Hollywood
Tuesday, November 19, 5-7 p.m.
LA Soccer Club
11466 Chandler, Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Metro is dedicated to civil and constructive discussion and will work to ensure that public meetings 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.

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 Bus Rapid Transit line that will connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, traveling east-west between the North Hollywood Metro Red/Orange Line Station and Pasadena City College with stops in downtown Burbank, 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 also 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, equitable 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.

This summer, Metro completed a 60-day Public Scoping period for the project and is now evaluating the project’s various route options and station locations as part of the Environmental Impact Report. Based on community feedback, that report will include additional study of an SR-134 route option through Eagle Rock. 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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