Overview & Purpose
The North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT corridor extends approximately 16 miles from the North Hollywood Metro Red/Orange Line Station to the Metro Gold Line in Pasadena. This corridor provides an important connection between the Cities of Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, and Pasadena.
The North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Corridor Technical Study will evaluate both freeway and street options to determine which potential project alignment best address the following objectives:
- Provide enhanced transit service
- Attract new riders
- Improve traffic flow
- Increase corridor people carrying capacity
- Provide improved access to major activity centers and destinations
- Enhance regional connectivity
Why the North Hollywood to Pasadena Corridor?
The North Hollywood to Pasadena corridor has been identified as an important regional link between the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. Enhanced transit service along this corridor is important because of the existing traffic conditions along the SR-134 and the need for linkages between the major employment and/or activity centers, such as hospitals, entertainment studios, and shopping districts, within the Cities of Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, and Pasadena. The BRT would build upon new freeway express Line 501 being piloted, which began operations on March 1, 2016.