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File #: 2015-1437   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 9/11/2015 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 10/15/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS RECOMMENDED (3-0): A. APPROVING proposed 180 day new pilot bus service to operate from the Metro Gold Line in Pasadena to the North Hollywood Red/Orange Line Stations; and B. REVISING the FY16 budget $784,000 to fund the FY16 portion of this 180 day pilot program.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Ara Najarian, Board approved a Motion, Bob Hope Airport, Budget, Burbank, Bus rapid transit, City of Los Angeles, Glendale, I-5, LADOT Transit, Maps, Metro Busway G Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Orange Line, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Rail L Line, Metro Red Line, Mitigation, Motion / Motion Response, North Hollywood, North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, Pasadena, Pilot studies, Program, Ridership, Safety and security, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, San Gabriel, Security, Station 1101, Station 636, System safety, Title VI Requirements, Transfers, Weekdays, Weekends
Attachments: 1. Attachment A, 2. Attachment B, 3. Attachment C, 4. Attachment D
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 15, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: PROPOSED NEW PILOT EXPRESS BUS SERVICE FROM PASADENA GOLD LINE TO THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD ORANGE/RED LINE STATIONS

ACTION: APPROVE NEW PILOT LINE FOR 180 DAY PERIOD

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS RECOMMENDED (3-0):

A. APPROVING proposed 180 day new pilot bus service to operate from the Metro Gold Line in Pasadena to the North Hollywood Red/Orange Line Stations; and

B. REVISING the FY16 budget $784,000 to fund the FY16 portion of this 180 day pilot program.

Issue
ISSUE

The Board approved Motion 40 (Attachment A) by Director Najarian in November 2014, directing staff to explore establishing a new bus service between the Burbank Airport and the Metro Gold Line in Pasadena with stops at the North Hollywood Orange/Red Line Stations, Burbank Media District, and Glendale. This would provide new transit service that would mitigate some of the impact to travel in this region caused by the Interstate 5 construction project, as well as connect residents of the San Gabriel Valley to the San Fernando Valley rail and BRT systems. Subsequent to Motion 40, Metro staff gave a preliminary report to the Metro Board in January 2015 outlining planning efforts and budget impacts of the proposed line. In that document, staff outlined work with Caltrans to modify the HOV lane entrance and exit points, as well as bus on shoulder running. Caltrans has modified the HOV entrance and exit points and has developed rough estimates of improvements, including freeway widening to accommodate bus on shoulder running.

Our current report contains a final proposed route, implementation plan, impact on bus equipment and estimated marginal operating costs associated with proposed pilot service.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

If this proposed service is approved by the Metro Board and service could start with the ope...

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