The North Hollywood to Pasadena Corridor extends approximately 16 miles and is a key regional connection between the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.
Metro’s 2013 Countywide Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) and Street Design Improvement Study identified the corridor as for implementation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The CBRT also identified the North Hollywood to Pasadena corridor as the most heavily traveled corridor without a premium bus service. As a result, the corridor was selected as one of the first to be studied for potential BRT implementation.
The corridor parallel to the SR-134 Freeway has more than 700,000 daily trips coming into the study area from the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. The Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena, as well as the community of Eagle Rock in Los Angeles, are located within the North Hollywood to Pasadena Corridor.
The corridor has a dense residential population with many cultural, entertainment, shopping and employment areas distributed throughout. Several major employment and activity centers exist within the corridor, including Hollywood Burbank Airport, Burbank Media Center, Glendale Galleria, the Americana at Brand, downtown Eagle Rock and Old Town Pasadena.
In February 2017, Metro completed the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Corridor Technical Study , which explored the feasibility of implementing BRT, including bus lanes and other key BRT features. The Technical Study identified a Primary Street and Primary Freeway Concept, each with various route variations, as the most promising alternatives to address the transportation challenge in the corridor. The Metro Board of Directors approved advancing the project to the environmental phase in March 2017,