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Orange Line Improvements

The Metro Orange Line (MOL) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Improvements Project seeks to provide safe and cost-effective strategies to improve operating speeds, capacity and safety, while addressing passenger needs and minimizing disruption to the San Fernando Valley residents.

Metro has completed a technical study which recommended improvements that will enhance the BRT Line’s speed, safety, reliability and ridership. The proposed improvements that were evaluated include grade separations on major streets, minor street closures, better signal priority technology, electronic bus connectivity and a four-quadrant gating system. Coordination with the City of Los Angeles is underway in implementing a pilot installation of railroad gates at a non-public, traffic signal-controlled intersection on the MOL to test and verify the reliable activation and proper operation of gates for BRT application. In conjunction with the pilot gates, a traffic impact analysis is being conducted with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to evaluate potential impacts of gating on traffic in the MOL corridor and to ensure that the proposed gating system achieves the stated project goals while minimizing delays for Valley vehicle traffic. The proposed gating-system will reduce or eliminate incidents between vehicles and MOL buses, as well as increase the speeds of buses along the corridor and reduce travel times for riders.

Project Milestones

2019

  • Traffic Study
  • Pilot Gate Study
  • Advance Utility Relocation

2020

  • Begin Preliminary Engineering
  • Begin Right Of Way Acquisitions

2021

  • Final Design
  • Utility Relocation
  • Complete Right Of Way Acquisitions
  • Construction

2024

  • Project Completion

The Sepulveda Station will be rebuilt as an elevated station to improve operating speeds, capacity and safety. As part of this project, Metro is currently studying the area surrounding the Sepulveda Station to identify potential improvements for walking and bicycling connections to the future station. The proposed improvements aim to make it easier, safer, and more convenient for Orange Line riders to walk and bike to and from the Sepulveda Station.

In November 2019, the project team conducted technical walk audits to collect existing conditions and characteristics to inform the pathway network routes and improvements.

Sepulveda Station First/Last Mile Survey

As a way to inform the development of walking and bicycling project ideas near the Sepulveda Station, Metro has created an interactive map-based survey for the community to share their first/last mile improvement ideas and priorities. Metro wants to hear from those who live, work or take transit in the area.

Responders will be entered for a chance to win a Metro Prize Pack with various Metro-themed goodies.

Take the English version of the survey here

Take the Spanish version of the survey here


Versión en Español

Construction Notices

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Start Date Notice Brief More Info
07/06/2020 Utility Relocation Work
Area: Metro Orange Line Busway and Sepulveda Bl

AT&T contractors will perform utility relocation work as part of the Metro Orange Line (MOL) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Improvements Project. This work is part of the first phase of pre-construction utility relocation activities.

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04/30/2020 UPDATE: Potholing Work Impacting Bus Lanes
Area: along the Metro Orange Line Busway and Van Nuys Bl intersection

Metro’s contractors will perform potholing work as part of the Metro Orange Line (MOL) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Improvements Project. This work is part of the first phase of preconstruction activities to detect any underground structures.

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03/23/2020 First Work for the Metro Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Improvements Project
Area: Pothholing Work along the Alignment

Pothholing Work along the Alignment 

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03/09/2020 G Line (Orange) Installation of Electric Bus Charging Station at Chatsworth Station
Area: at Chatsworth Station

G Line (Orange) Installation of Electric Bus Charging Station at Chatsworth Station

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03/09/2020 G Line (Orange) Instalación de la estación de carga de autobuses eléctricos en Chatsworth Station
Area: en Chatsworth Station

G Line (Orange)  Instalación de la estación de carga de autobuses eléctricos en Chatsworth Station

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