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North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor

Update: The project has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts and will not be on the Thursday, June 27 Metro Board of Directors Regular meeting agenda. The project is scheduled for consideration at the Thursday, September 26 Metro Board of Directors Regular meeting. We apologize for the late notice. Thanks for coming to the Metro Board Planning and Programming Committee meeting. Review the Alternatives Analysis Report or visit the Reports tab in the sidebar.

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The North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor (North SFV BRT) project will meet the growing demand for transit in the northern portion of the San Fernando Valley and make transit service more accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of the diverse communities it serves. The new service seeks to provide a convenient, more attractive service that includes more frequent and reliable bus service and improved travel times.

SUBMIT COMMENTS


The North SFV BRT Planning and Environmental Study is evaluating potential BRT alignments and station locations through an Alternatives Analysis to identify a proposed project for the North SFV corridor. Metro anticipates an 18- to 20-mile route will be selected for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) improvements in the Northern San Fernando Valley. Once the project is defined, the proposed project will advance to the environmental phase of the study, pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines. The results of the analysis will be shared in a Draft and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The study will also identify potential opportunities to integrate Transit Oriented Communities (TOC), urban design, green/sustainable infrastructure, First/Last Mile planning and active transportation along the corridor.

The study area includes the communities of Chatsworth, Northridge, North Hills, Panorama City, Sun Valley, Pacoima, Sylmar, North Hollywood and the City of San Fernando, with potential connections to Metrolink at the Chatsworth and Sylmar/San Fernando Stations, to Metro Orange/Red Lines at North Hollywood Station, to the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project on Van Nuys Bl, and to other regional transit lines.

North SFV BRT Planning and Environmental Study Map

North San Fernando Valley BRT Study Project Map


In November 2016, LA County residents approved Measure M, a half-cent sales tax that funds a number of transportation projects/programs. Under this measure, the North SFV BRT Project received $180 million. The North SFV BRT Project is projected to open between fiscal years 2023 - 2025.

January 2017 - Began environmental work looking at corridor characteristics/demographics and travel patterns

Early 2018 - Award contract to complete environmental review (anticipated to take approximately 2 years)

Spring 2018 - Conduct public scoping meetings to solicit initial feedback and comments Projected opening date 2023 - 2025, per Measure M expenditure plan


Please join us at the upcoming informational meetings for the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Corridor project to learn more about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the proposed project alternatives.

At the informational meeting you will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the project
  • Provide input on proposed project alternatives
  • Meet the project team and have questions answered

North Hollywood
Thursday, August 8, 5:30–7:30pm
Laurel Hall School, Cafeteria
11919 Oxnard St, North Hollywood 91606

Transit Options: Metro Orange Line NoHo Station
Metro Bus 154, 230, 164, 162, 224, 237, 165
Can’t take transit, limited parking available.

Panorama City
Saturday, August 10, 11am–1pm
Plaza Del Valle Community Room
8160 Van Nuys Bl, Panorama City 91402

Transit Options : Metro Bus 233, 169, 744, 152, 167, 158
Can’t take transit, limited parking available.

Food and refreshments will be provided. Can’t make it between 11am-1pm? The team will be staying through the Plaza’s Back to School Event until late afternoon.

Please note: The meeting will be conducted primarily in Spanish with English translation.

Northridge
Monday, August 12, 6–8pm
CSUN Orange Grove Bistro
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge 91325

Transit Options: Metro Bus 166, 167, 239, 744, 240, 152, 236, 242, 158
Can’t take transit, validated parking available.

We’d like to keep you informed about this project, please feel free to contact us to get onto our email distribution at northsfvbrt@metro.net .

The project is scheduled for consideration at the Thursday, September 26 Metro Board of Directors regular meeting to accept the Alternatives Analysis report, which you can view on the project website, and advance the project to environmental review.


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