Controversial Bus Rapid Transit Connection Between L.A. and Pasadena Moves Forward

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently released a draft environmental impact report for the NoHo to Pasadena Transit Corridor.

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November 4, 2020, 8:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

"Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have released the draft environmental report and opened a public review period for a proposed North Hollywood-to-Pasadena rapid bus line," according to a press release published by the Los Angeles Daily News from the Los Angeles City News Service (the release is also available on the Metro website, if the paywall is a problem).

The $267 million, 18-mile project aims to build a rapid transit bus line that will connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, traveling east-west between the North Hollywood Metro B (Red)/G (Orange) Line Station and Pasadena City College, with stops in downtown Burbank, Glendale and Eagle Rock, depending on the route option.

Metro has completed a virtual platform to provide information about the project DEIR, including exhibits, a project video, and form to provide official comment.

Details of the NoHo to Pasadena Transit Corridor first emerged in October 2018, provoking controversy along the way as transit advocates and local residents sparred over the alignment of the proposed route, especially through the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock. Several alternative routes are still in play, including alternatives favored by those on either side of the issue.

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