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Metro Holds Community Meetings to Update the Public on Study of East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Diana Martinez | Editor   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 04:48

D. MARTINEZ/SFVS

Metro and the City of Los Angeles, in coordination with the City of San Fernando held the first of four meetings at Sepulveda Middle School in North Hills on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The meetings are intended to update the public on the Alternatives Analysis (AA) study and evaluation of options to improve transportation in the east San Fernando Valley.

Metro staff attributed the modest turnout at this first meeting to the hot weather. Residents who attended walked around the room to view the many visual aids set up and discussed the the types of transportation systems being considered along with prospective routes with Metro staff.

Both a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) are being considered for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corrridor Project.

According to material passed out to residents, there are six options being considered –two light rail transit and four bus rapid transit alternatives. All of the routes extend north from either the intersection of Ventura and Sepulveda Boulevards or Ventura and Van Nuys Boulevards. They travel either completely along Van Nuys Boulevard or incorporate portions of Sepulveda Boulevard. They end at either the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station or the I-210 Freeway. Ventura Boulevard, the Metro Orange Line and Parthenia Avenue are used as possible connections between Sepulveda and Van Nuys Boulevard. The routes that connect to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station utilize San Fernando Road, some also travel along Brand Boulevard.

The meetings at various locations will provide the same information. There will be another meeting tonight, Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:00 at San Fernando High School. Located at 11133 O'Melveny Ave. in the city of San Fernando. Those who can't attend the meeting in person can view it via webcast beginning at 6:30 p.m. at http:www.ustream.tv/channel/eastsfv or they can view it at a later date at the same link beginning Oct.5.

Additional meetings to engage the public will be held on Saturday, Oct.6 at 10:00 a.m. At Panorama High School, and on tuesday, Oct. 9 at 3:00 p.m. At the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center in Van Nuys.

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