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File #: 2021-0103   
Type: Project Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 3/3/2021 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/27/2021 Final action: 5/27/2021
Title: CONSIDER: A. APPROVING the Proposed Project with recommended refinements for the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project; and B. APPROVING the Project's Title VI Service Equity Analysis in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Alignment, Alignment 1102, Alternatives Analysis study approved by the Board, Bicycle lanes, Bicycling, Brt Connector Red/Orange Line To Gold Line (Project), Burbank, Burbank-Glendale-Los Angeles Corridor, Bus rapid transit, Bus traffic, California Environmental Quality Act, City of Los Angeles, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Curbs, Eagle Rock, Environmental Impact Report, General purpose lanes, Glendale, Interchanges, Intersections, Landscaping, Maps, Measure M, Median lanes, Metro Busway G Line, Metro Equity Platform, Metro Gold Line, Metro Orange Line, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Rail L Line, Metro Red Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Metrolink, Metrolink Antelope Valley Line, Metrolink Ventura County Line, Minorities, North Hollywood, North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, Outreach, Pasadena, Pedestrians, Plan, Project, Race, Routes and routing, Safety, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, San Gabriel, SR-134, Station 1101, Station 636, Strategic planning, Title VI Requirements, Transit buses, Travel time, Twenty-eight by '28 Initiative, Westside/Central Service Sector
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Map of Refined Proposed Project, 2. Attachment B - Executive Summary of the Draft EIR, 3. Attachment C - Map of Proposed Project and Route Options Studied in Draft EIR, 4. Attachment D - Public Comment Summary Report, 5. Attachment E - Conceptual Renderings of BRT, 6. Attachment F - Title VI Service Equity Analysis, 7. Presentation
Related files: 2021-0440
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
MAY 19, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: NORTH HOLLYWOOD TO PASADENA BUS RAPID TRANSIT CORRIDOR PROJECT

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. APPROVING the Proposed Project with recommended refinements for the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project; and

B. APPROVING the Project's Title VI Service Equity Analysis in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Issue
ISSUE

The North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Project (Project) proposes to connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys through one of the region's largest commuter sheds that currently lacks a premium transit service. Transit currently accounts for only 2% of the 700,000 daily trips entering the corridor. Despite the presence of Metro Rail connections at both ends of the corridor, only a third of all trips currently travel the entire corridor from one end to the other.
Metro is the lead agency for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Corridor Project. Metro, in coordination with the cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena, completed an environmental analysis for the Draft EIR in October 2020. Following the Public Review period for the Draft EIR, staff worked with stakeholders on proposed refinements to the Project in key locations.
In Burbank, refinements include a minor reroute of service, relocating a previously proposed station on West Olive Avenue, and recommending an optional station as part of the Proposed Project. In Glendale, an optional station is recommended as part of the Proposed Project and bike lane improvements on Glenoaks Boulevard, currently being studied by the City, will be further coordinated and integrated with the Project. In Eagle Rock, the primary change for the Proposed Project is with the bus lane configuratio...

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