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East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor

Planning and Programming Committee October 16, 2013

East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Overview

Measure R Project
Long Range Transportation Plan Reserves $170.1 Million

2018 Revenue Operations Date

Corridor Characteristics
11-Mile Corridor:
Primarily along Van Nuys Bl and San Fernando Rd Ventura Bl to Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station

Demographics:
460,000 people reside in the Corridor 35% Transit Dependent Population

Ridership:
50% of riders stay within the Study Area 7 Busiest Bus Corridor in Metro System 2
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Highest Bus Boardings in the San Fernando Valley

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East San Fernando Valley Corridor Status


January 2013: Alternatives Analysis: Eliminated most of Sepulveda Bl Modal Recommendations:
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Light Rail Transit (LRT)

February 2013 - Present: Draft Environmental Document Scoping Period 4 Meetings; 258 Comments
Strong LRT preference Support for bicycle facilities Opposition to dedicated guideway south of Metro Orange Line

Alternatives Refinement Reviewed scoping comments Discussions with the Cities of Los Angeles and San Fernando

Alternatives 1 and 2: Bus Rapid Transit


Alt. 1 - Curb Running:
Similar to Wilshire BRT Peak Period Bus Lanes

Alt. 2 - Dedicated Median Running Bus Lanes:


Similar to the Metro Orange Line

Alts. Shared Characteristics:


Metro Orange Line to San Fernando Rd - 6.7 miles Approximately 25 Stations Use existing maintenance facility Up to 72 passengers per articulated bus Mixed flow operations: South of Metro Orange Line North of Van Nuys Bl/San Fernando Rd

Alternative 3: Low Floor Tram


Similar to European Tram systems Higher carrying capacity than BRT Requires a new rail maintenance facility

Dedicated Median Running Fixed Guideway:


Metro Orange Line to San Fernando Rd - 6.7 miles Approximately 16 stations One-half mile spacing

Mixed-Flow Traffic Operation:


South of Metro Orange Line North of Van Nuys Bl/San Fernando Rd Operates at prevailing traffic speeds Adds approximately seven stations

Alternative 4: Light Rail Transit


Similar to existing Metro LRT Lines Higher carrying capacity than Tram Requires a new rail maintenance facility

Dedicated Median Running Fixed Guideway:


Metro Orange Line to San Fernando Rd - 6.7 miles Approximately 10 stations with one-mile spacing

North of Van Nuys Bl/San Fernando Rd:


Defer implementation depending upon: California High Speed Rail Metrolink improvements Bus transfer to service north

South of Metro Orange Line:


Preserves Sepulveda Pass Transit Project connection Bus transfer to service south

Next Steps
Continue:
Environmental Analysis Coordination with FTA and the Cities of Los Angeles and San Fernando Community Update in Early 2014