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File #: 2022-0578   
Type: Project Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/20/2022 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2022 Final action: 12/1/2022
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING AND FILING: 1. The North San Fernando Valley (NSFV) Transit Corridor environmental study findings per Senate Bill 288 Statutory Exemption requirements; and 2. The outreach summary report for community meetings and stakeholder briefings conducted throughout spring to fall 2022; B. APPROVING the Proposed Measure M NSFV Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Network Improvements Project for implementation; C. APPROVING the finding that the Proposed Project is statutorily exempt from CEQA under Sections 21080.19 and 21080.25(b); and D. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to file a CEQA Notice of Exemption (NOE) for the Project with the Los Angeles County Clerk.
Indexes: Accounting, All Door Boarding, Alternatives analysis, Budgeting, Bus rapid transit, Bus traffic, California Environmental Quality Act, Capital Project, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Equity Focus Communities, Measure M, Metro Busway G Line, Metro Orange Line, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Rail L Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, NextGen Bus Study, North Hollywood, North San Fernando Valley Brt Improvements (Project), North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, Northridge, Outreach, Peak periods, Plan, Project, Questionnaires, Reseda, Ridership, Safety, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Senate Bill 288, Strategic planning, Students, Sustainable transportation, Transfers, Transit buses, Transit System, Travel time, Weekdays, Zero Emissions
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - NSFV BRT Network Improvements Project Map, 2. Attachment B - CEQA Statutory Exemption Notice of Exemption, 3. Attachment C - Spring-Fall 2022 Outreach Summary, 4. Presentation
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 16, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: NORTH SAN FERNANDO VALLEY TRANSIT CORRIDOR

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION
Title
CONSIDER:

A. RECEIVING AND FILING:

1. The North San Fernando Valley (NSFV) Transit Corridor environmental study findings per Senate Bill 288 Statutory Exemption requirements; and

2. The outreach summary report for community meetings and stakeholder briefings conducted throughout spring to fall 2022;

B. APPROVING the Proposed Measure M NSFV Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Network Improvements Project for implementation;

C. APPROVING the finding that the Proposed Project is statutorily exempt from CEQA under Sections 21080.19 and 21080.25(b); and

D. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to file a CEQA Notice of Exemption (NOE) for the Project with the Los Angeles County Clerk.

Issue
ISSUE

The Measure M Expenditure Plan has the NSFV BRT Improvements Project scheduled to begin operations between FY2023 and 2025. To meet the Measure M schedule for implementation, a Proposed Project for the corridor needs to be identified and environmentally cleared.

Background

BACKGROUND
The North San Fernando Valley (NSFV) BRT Improvements Project is a Measure M project with an allocation of $180 million in Measure M funds. The goal of the project, as stated in the Measure M ordinance, is to increase east-west connectivity throughout the North San Fernando Valley and the Metro Transit System.

Metro originally planned this project as a new single line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system extending from North Hollywood to Chatsworth. The Metro Board approved to initiate a technical study preceding environmental review for this project in March 2017. This technical study, the NSFV BRT Improvements Environmental Framework Report, was completed in September 2017, which established a study area and preliminary BRT concepts for further study.

In May 2018, an Alternatives Analysis...

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