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File #: 2019-0280   
Type: Project Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/26/2019 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/23/2019 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING AND FILING the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Corridor Alternatives Analysis (AA) Study Report; B. AUTHORIZING the CEO to initiate the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR); and C. DIRECTING staff to study, as part of the EIR, the feasibility of dedicated bus lanes between the North Hollywood Station and Metro Gold Line, and the extension of BRT service in mixed flow traffic lanes from the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena City College. (CARRIED OVER FROM APRIL)
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Alternatives analysis, Brt Connector Red/Orange Line To Gold Line, Burbank, Bus rapid transit, California Environmental Quality Act, City of Los Angeles, Contracts, Eagle Rock, Environmental Impact Report, Glendale, Land use, Maps, Measure M, Metro Equity Platform, Metro Gold Line, Metro Orange Line, Metro Red Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, North Hollywood, North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, Outreach, Pasadena, Project, Ridership, San Fernando, San Gabriel, SR-134, Travel time, Twenty-eight by '28 Initiative
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: 2019-0148
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Meeting_Body
REVISED
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MAY 23, 2019

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

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

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

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

C. DIRECTING staff to study, as part of the EIR, the feasibility of dedicated bus lanes between the North Hollywood Station and Metro Gold Line, and the extension of BRT service in mixed flow traffic lanes from the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena City College.

(CARRIED OVER FROM APRIL)


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 em...

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