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Transit Projects Would Provide Local and Regional Connectivity for L.A. Suburb

Two projects on the table in Glendale, California, a BRT line and a streetcar, would increase mobility options in the city.
April 23, 2019, 1pm PDT | Camille Fink
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Glendale, California, is considering two transit projects that would improve transportation within the city and add to Los Angeles County’s bus rapid transit network.

"By 2024, riders should be able to jump onto a $267-million, Los Angeles Metro-helmed Bus-Rapid Transit system, or BRT, connecting Pasadena and North Hollywood via Burbank and Glendale, according to project manager Scott Hartwell, who described the project as 'light rail on rubber tires,'" writes Lila Seidman. In addition, a regional streetcar project would connect Glendale and the adjacent city of Burbank.

Both projects are in the early planning stages, with various route options under consideration. The BRT project has funding through a county sales tax measure and state gas tax increase. The streetcar project, currently a 5-mile route projected to cost $25 to $28 million per mile, has not secured funding.

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Published on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Glendale News-Press
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