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East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor

Metro is evaluating the feasibility of a major mass transit project that would operate along Van Nuys Blvd. from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line Station to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink station. 

 

Currently, there are two alternatives for dedicated bus rapid transit service and two for rail service. VICA and the Valley Coalition for Transit strongly support the alternative for light rail transit with 14 stations. 

Background

The East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor runs through some of the most transit dependent and majority-minority communities in L.A. County. Current bus lines along the corridor are the most heavily used in the Valley after the Orange Line and among the top ten in the county.

Light Rail Transit

Light rail transit has the highest ridership capacity among the alternatives, and provides the best connectivity time to the Orange Line and future Sepulveda Corridor project. 

Some of our priorities include:

  • Light rail transit with 14 stations. 

  • The 14-station option preserves current bus service and provides optimal speed and capacity. 

  • Removing bike lanes along Van Nuys Blvd in order to preserve parking.

Take Action Now!

The Valley cannot accept another under-built project that does not meet demand.

Let Metro know that Light Rail Transit is the preferred option of Valley businesses and community members for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor.

Current Status

The East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor is part of Metro’s Twenty-Eight by ’28 Initiative to build 28 major projects in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The project has already garnered a $202 million award from the California Transportation Commission's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Metro also applied for $300 million from the state’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) for this project. The Metro Board is expected to vote on the mode for this project in June 2018.

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