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File #: 2019-0148   
Type: Project Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/6/2019 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 4/17/2019 Final action:
Title: APPROVE: A. RECEIVING AND FILING the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Corridor Alternatives Analysis (AA) Study Report; and B. AUTHORIZING the CEO to initiate the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Map of North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Corridor Study Area, 2. Attachment B - Map of Initial BRT Option 1 - Primary Street Alignment, 3. Attachment C - Map of Initial BRT Option 2 - Primary Freeway Alignment, 4. Attachment D - North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Corridor Project Storyboard, 5. Attachment E - Alternatives Analysis Executive Summary, 6. Attachment F - Map of Refined Street-Running Alternative with Route Options, 7. Presentation
Related files: 2019-0280
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
APRIL 17, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: NORTH HOLLYWOOD TO PASADENA BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) CORRIDOR

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE:

A. RECEIVING AND FILING the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Corridor Alternatives Analysis (AA) Study Report; and

B. AUTHORIZING the CEO to initiate the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).

Issue
ISSUE

The North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor is a Measure M project with a projected opening date of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to FY 2024. Currently, $267 million in Measure M funds are allocated for this project. This project is also included in the Twenty-Eight by '28 Initiative, adopted by the Board in January 2018. In order to meet the Measure M schedule, a Proposed Project for the corridor needs to be identified and environmentally cleared through an Alternatives Analysis (AA) and environmental review study, respectively. This report includes the findings from the initial AA phase and a recommendation to advance the Refined Street-Running Alternative with Route Options into environmental review.

Background
BACKGROUND

The North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Corridor study area (Attachment A) extends approximately 18 miles from the North Hollywood Metro Red/Orange Line Station to Pasadena City College and serves as a key regional connection between the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. It traverses the communities of North Hollywood and Eagle Rock, in the City of Los Angeles, as well as the Cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena. It has a dense residential population with many cultural, entertainment, shopping, and employment areas distributed throughout.

Of the 700,000 daily trips entering the study area, the majority of trips are destined to locations within the corridor. Only a third of the trips are travelling through the corridor from one end to the other. In addition, the overwhelm...

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