LOS ANGELES - Metro released a request for proposals to study options for alternative transit through the Sepulveda Pass. The Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor project would connect the San Fernando Valley with LA's west side through a new transit line.
Metro's feasibility study of this high priority project, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters with the passage of Measure M, would consider alternative options, including bus rapid transit, light rail, subway and other proven transit technologies not currently operated by Metro. Approximately $1 billion in funding was allocated to this corridor in the Measure R sales tax measure from 2008.
According to Metro, the agency is seeking a consultant to identify and evaluate a range of high-capacity transit concepts that could serve the 11-mile north/south travel corridor connecting the Metro Orange Line in the San Fernando Valley with the future extension of the Metro Purple Line at the Wilshire/Westwood or VA Hospital stations and the Expo Line. A number of alignments and terminal station locations will be considered. The study is expected to take 14 months to complete.
The Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor Project has a delivery date of 2033, but Metro is exploring ways to get it done faster. For additional project information, please visit www.metro.net/projects/sfv-405