Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor

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The Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor is a planned transit corridor connecting the Los Angeles Basin to the San Fernando Valley. Project alternatives along the four mile section of I-405, with an option for a heavy rail or light rail along the corridor; providing bus-only on- and off-ramps for bus rapid transit service on the I-405 carpool lanes; and implementing peak-hour bus rapid transit lanes on the freeway’s shoulders.[1]

Project[edit]

The project is considered a way to relieve freeway congestion and provide an alternative to I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass. A total of $1.0 billion of funding is allotted to the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor project under Measure R.[2] Under Measure R, the expected completion of the project is 2039, but with the 30/10 Plan, now known nationally as America Fast Forward, the project could be built in less than 10 years.

Advocacy[edit]

Transit advocates have proposed combining the Van Nuys Transit Corridor and Sepulveda Pass Corridor into a single study with an aim to connect Sylmar, Van Nuys, the Orange Line, Sherman Oaks, UCLA, and the future Westwood Purple Line station, with a future extension south to the Exposition Line, Los Angeles International Airport, South Bay, or beyond.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sepulveda Transit Corridor". Sepulveda Transit Corridor. LACMTA. 
  2. ^ "Proposed One-Half Cent Sales Tax for Transportation". Metro. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Reed, Bart. "Valley-Westside Rail Tunnel". The Transit Coalition. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 

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