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.
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 2033-35. Approximately $3.8 billion is allocated to extend that service from the Westside to LAX with a 2057-59 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).
Measure M also provides $260 million 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.
In March 2021, the Metro Board of Directors awarded contracts to two private-sector teams for Pre-Development work on the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project. In April 2021, Metro staff released five route alternatives to be studied as part of the project’s environmental review process.
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the public was invited to participate in a "Lunch with Us" webinar to learn what has been happening on the project since the Feasibility Study ended in 2019 and learn more about the upcoming environmental review process. To view the presentation recording in English, click here . Para ver la grabación de la presentación en español, haga clic aquí .
The project has been identified as a good candidate for delivery through a public-private partnership (P3), which, if feasible, offers the potential for greater innovation, higher performance with reduced risk and cost, and potential schedule acceleration.
In Fall 2021, Metro plans to start the environmental phase with a public scoping period. Your continued participation in Sepulveda Transit Corridor is important, and there will be many opportunities to provide your feedback.
Latest News & Press Releases
[Press Release] L.A. Metro Board Approves Contracts for Private Sector Teams to Perform Pre-Development Work on Heavy Rail and Monorail Concepts for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project (March 2021)
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