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Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project

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.

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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.

Complementary Efforts

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.

Project Schedule

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 .

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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