Still under environmental review, plans are still being made for the bus rapid transit line that would connect North Hollywood and Pasadena.

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November 15, 2020, 9:00 AM PST

By Lee Flannery @leecflannery


Transit Planning

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority / NoHo to Pasadena Transit Corridor

Plans for the controversial North Hollywood-Pasadena bus rapid transit (BRT) line paint a picture of an 18-mile corridor that would travel through North Hollywood, passing through Burbank and Glendale, ending in Pasadena with a 66 minute end-to-end trip time. 

"The project, which is currently in its environmental review period, covers an approximately 18-mile corridor which spans the communities of North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Eagle Rock, and Pasadena. An estimated 700,000 daily trips occur within the project area, which includes the SR-134 freeway," summarizes Steven Sharp after a November 4th meeting of Metro's San Fernando Valley Service Council.

So far, plans have the buses running ten minutes apart during peak hours and with a headway between 15 and 30 minutes during off-peak periods. "Metro is planning between 21 and 23 stations, depending on the chosen alignment, and anticipates 30,000 daily riders upon opening," Sharp reports. 

The alignment of the route is still to be determined. Options include Colorado Boulevard, Glenoaks Boulevard, Olive Avenue, Riverside Drive, and Lankershim Boulevard, says Sharp.

To date, Metro has attained about $267 million in funding, almost 90% of the total cost of the project. If all goes according to plan, construction will begin in 2024.

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