LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO)
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) with the City of Los Angeles as project co-lead has undertaken an Alternatives Analysis (AA) to study the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor. The purpose of an AA is to define, screen, and recommend alternatives to be studied as part of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Report (DEIS/DEIR).
This project will enable Metro, the City of Los Angeles, and the City of San Fernando to evaluate a range of new public transit service alternatives that can accommodate future population growth and transit demand, while being compatible with existing land uses and future development opportunities. The study considered the Sepulveda Pass Corridor, which is another Measure R Project, and the proposed California High Speed Rail project. Both of these projects may be directly served by a future transit project in the study area. The Sepulveda Pass Corridor could someday link the West Los Angeles area to the east San Fernando Valley and the California High Speed Rail Project via the project corridor.
The project study area extends from Ventura Boulevard on the south, to the City of San Fernando, the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station and the Lakeview Terrace neighborhood on the north. The study area includes the two major north-south arterial roadways of Sepulveda and Van Nuys Boulevards, spanning 10-12 miles and the major north-west arterial roadway of San Fernando Road and north-east arterial roadway of Brand Boulevard.
Bordering and traversing the area are several interregional freeways including the Ventura Freeway (US-101), the San Diego Freeway (I-405), the Golden State Freeway (I-5), the Ronald Reagan Freeway (SR-118) and the Foothill Freeway (I-210). To the east is the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170). There are three major transit corridors that serve interregional trips: the Metro Orange Line (MOL), the Metrolink Ventura Line and Amtrak service, and the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line.
About the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
“Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area.”