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New Bus Rapid Transit Route Takes Shape for the San Fernando Valley

The Valley helped popularize public transit and bus rapid transit in Los Angeles, after the Orange Line achieved immediate, unexpected success last decade. Now new routes are under consideration.
June 20, 2019, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The proposed alignment of a new bus rapid transit line in the San Fernando Valley is under consideration by the Planning and Programming Committee of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Board of Directors, according to an article by Steven Sharp.

"The project corridor extends approximately 20 miles, spanning between the Chatsworth Metrolink Station in the west and Metro's North Hollywood Station in the east.  The proposed alignment would connect several regional destinations in the San Fernando Valley - including Cal State Northridge - but also other transit services including local bus lines, the Orange Line, Metrolink, and the forthcoming light rail line on Van Nuys Boulevard," writes Sharp.

The currently proposed alignment was chosen from three final options, which had been chosen from a total of seven conceptual routes earlier in the planning process.

Sharp provides more detail on the proposed route, referred to as the North Valley Bus Rapid Transit Line.

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Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Urbanize LA
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