At a series of upcoming meetings, Metro will offer a chance for public input on a proposed east-west bus rapid transit line that would run across the North San Fernando Valley.
The project, which could run as far as 20 miles end-to-end, would connect with destinations like Cal State Northridge and connect with other transit lines including the Orange Line, Metrolink, and the planned light rail line along Van Nuys Boulevard.
There are currently three primary alignments under consideration, all of which would originate at the Chatsworth Metrolink Station in the west and begin by traveling down the Orange Line right of way. Buses would then turn east at Nordhoff Street toward Cal State Northridge. From there, the proposed route could either continue east along Nordhoff or veer south to travel along Roscoe Boulevard.
After connecting with the proposed Van Nuys Boulevard light rail line, buses would continue toward an eastern terminus at either the Sylmar Metrolink Station or North Hollywood Station.
Metro hopes to begin service on the North San Fernando Valley BRT line by 2025, with $180 million in funding earmarked through the Measure M sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2016. The project is currently in its alternatives analysis phase, which will determine what options receive more detailed study in an environmental impact report.
Community meetings are planned from September 20 through September 29 at the following locations:
Thursday, September 20, 6 – 8 p.m.
Congregational Church of Northridge,
9659 Balboa Boulevard
Northridge, CA 91325
Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. – noon
Sepulveda Recreation Center,
8825 Kester Avenue
Panorama City, CA 91402
Wednesday, September 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
Our Community Charter School,
10045 Jumilla Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Thursday, September 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
San Fernando Aquatic Center – Banquet Hall
300 Park Avenue,
San Fernando, CA 91340
Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m. – noon*
East Valley High School Auditorium,
5525 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601