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File #: 2016-0835   
Type: Project Status: Passed
File created: 10/12/2016 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 3/15/2017 Final action: 3/23/2017
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING AND FILING update on Vermont BRT Corridor Technical Study; B. APPROVING the findings and recommendations from the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Technical Study; C. APPROVING advancement of the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT corridor into environmental review; and D. APPROVING initiation of a technical study for the North San Fernando Valley BRT Improvements Project preceding environmental review.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Activity centers, Arroyo Verdugo, Board approved a Motion, Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, Bus rapid transit, City of Los Angeles, Commerce, Countywide Brt Planning And Programming, Glendale, Guidelines, Measure M, Metro Gold Line, Metro Orange Line, Metro Red Line, North Hollywood, North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, Outreach, Pasadena, Project, Ridership, San Fernando Valley, SR-134, Technical Advisory Committee, Transit centers, Travel time
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - July 24, 2014 Board Motion, 2. Attachment B - October 23 2014 Board Motion, 3. Attchment C - North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT PowerPoint, 4. Attachment D - June 23, 2016 Board Motion
Related files: 2017-0213
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MARCH 15, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: BUS RAPID TRANSIT CORRIDOR STUDIES

ACTION: APPROVE STUDY FINDINGS AND APPROVE INITIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. RECEIVING AND FILING update on Vermont BRT Corridor Technical Study;

B. APPROVING the findings and recommendations from the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Technical Study;

C. APPROVING advancement of the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT corridor into environmental review; and

D. APPROVING initiation of a technical study for the North San Fernando Valley BRT Improvements Project preceding environmental review.

Issue
ISSUE

In July and October 2014, Board motions were passed (Attachments A and B) directing staff to begin technical analysis on the Vermont Avenue and the North Hollywood to Pasadena corridors, which were both identified in the Los Angeles County Bus Rapid Transit and Street Design Improvement Study (CBRT) as strong candidates for BRT implementation. This report provides an update on Phase I of the Vermont BRT Corridor Technical Study. This report also presents the findings and recommendations from the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Technical Study and recommends that the corridor be advanced into environmental review. It also recommends the initiation of the North San Fernando Valley BRT Improvements Project.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background

In July 2015, BRT staff formally kicked off the technical studies for the Vermont Avenue and the North Hollywood to Pasadena corridors. The scope included a detailed review of the corridor environment, transit market(s) analysis, development of potential BRT concepts and routes/stations, sketch planning-level conceptual design, evaluation of system performance, forecasting of system benefits, and identification of environmental issues.

Vermont BRT Corridor

The Vermont Corridor, which extends approximately 12.5 miles f...

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