Metro is making strides to improve travel between the San Fernando Valley, the Westside and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The natural barrier created by the Santa Monica Mountains means that most people traveling between these areas are funneled primarily onto the I-405 Freeway, already ranked as one of the most traveled urban highways in the nation. More than 400,000 people travel through this area every day to commute to work, school, and other destinations along the freeway and beyond.
What We’re Studying
Metro is conducting a Feasibility Study (Study) to identify and evaluate a range of high-capacity rail transit alternatives between the San Fernando Valley and LAX, including connections to existing and planned Metro bus and rail lines, including the Orange, Purple, and Expo Lines. A number of alignments and station locations will be considered for the various rail alternatives. The study is expected to take approximately 20 months, with work beginning in December 2017 and concluding in Summer/Fall 2019. Its findings will be the basis for future environmental analysis and project refinement.
The Sepulveda Transit Corridor is part of the Measure M expenditure plan, with approximately $5.7 billion for new transit service to connect the San Fernando Valley and the Westside, scheduled to open by 2035. Approximately $3.8 billion is allocated to extend that service from the Westside to LAX with a 2057 opening date.
Under Metro’s 28 by 2028 initiative, the Valley-Westside portion of the project is identified as a candidate for potentially accelerated completion by the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles (LA 2028). This project may be expedited through a public-private partnership (P3), which if feasible offers the potential for greater innovation and flexibility with reduced risk and cost.
Measure M also provides $260 million in funding for ExpressLanes on the I-405 between the US 101 and I-10. This corridor is identified as a priority in Metro’s Countywide ExpressLanes Strategic Plan.
|December 2017||Study Kickoff|
|Spring/Summer 2018||Project Introduction|
|Fall 2018||Evaluation of Valley-Westside Initial Concepts|
|Winter/Spring 2019||Evaluation of Westside-LAX Initial Concepts|
|Summer 2019||Study Completion|
|2020||Future Environmental Analysis|
You’re invited to a community meeting on the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project.
These public meetings will include an overview of the study and initial concepts for the San Fernando Valley-Westside connection.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
6 – 8pm
Westwood United Methodist Church
10497 Wilshire Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Marvin Braude Center
6262 Van Nuys Bl
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6 – 8pm
Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Information presented will be the same at all meetings. A presentation will be given at 6:30pm for weeknight meetings and 10:30am for the Saturday meeting.
Join us for a live webcast of this presentation on June 12, 2018, at 6:30pm at http://bit.ly/MetroSepulveda .
All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. Spanish translation will be provided. Other ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling 213.922.7375 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.
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