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L.A. Metro to Hold Scoping Meetings for New North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project

Monday June 24, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to attend a series of scoping meetings concerning the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project. Interested members of the public can learn about the project and provide input for the project’s upcoming Draft Environmental Impact Report.

The $267-million, 18-mile project aims to build a high-quality Bus Rapid Transit line that will connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, traveling east-west between the North Hollywood Station and Pasadena City College with stops in downtown Burbank and Glendale. The project’s goal is to provide a fast and affordable bus line that will service a corridor that sees more than 700,000 daily trips. This new line will also offer a more sustainable mobility option by utilizing electric buses. 

BRT is a high-quality bus service that provides faster and more reliable, equitable and convenient service. BRT features may include fewer stops, frequent service, dedicated bus lanes, high-quality stations with amenities, transit signal priority, all-door boarding, off-bus fare payment and more prominent branding.

The project is funded by the Measure M sales tax measure approved by L.A. County voters in 2016, along with SB 1 gas tax and vehicle fees, and is scheduled to be completed between 2022 and 2024. It aims to meet priorities set out in Metro’s Vision 2028 strategic plan to offer high-quality mobility options and outstanding trip experiences, while enhancing communities and lives through better transportation options and access to opportunity.

Metro recently completed an Alternatives Analysis and is now evaluating a refined set of routes and station locations as part of the Environmental Impact Report. Throughout the environmental process Metro will continue collaborating with cities and communities along the corridor. 

The scoping meetings will be held in North Hollywood, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Burbank and Glendale, and are designed to solicit input from the community pertaining to environmental issues, route options, mitigation measures and other issues that should be addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report.

Content will be the same at all five scoping meetings:

            North Hollywood
            Tuesday, July 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
            Lankershim Arts Center
            5108 Lankershim Blvd.
            Los Angeles, CA, 91601
            Wednesday, July 10, 6-8 p.m.
            Pasadena Senior Center
            85 E. Holly St.
            Pasadena, CA 91103
            Eagle Rock
            Saturday, July 13, 1-3 p.m.
            Eagle Rock Plaza
            2700 Colorado Blvd., Suite 236
            Los Angeles, CA 90041
            Monday, July 15, 6-8 p.m.
            Buena Vista Branch Library
            300 N. Buena Vista St.
            Burbank, CA 91505
            Wednesday, July 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
            Glendale Downtown Central Library
            222 E. Harvard St.
            Glendale, CA 91205

All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities and are accessible by transit. Spanish translation will be provided. ADA accommodations and other translations are available by calling 323.466.3876 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.

The public scoping period will remain open until July 31, 2019. For additional project information or to provide feedback, visit the NoHo-Pasadena BRT Project website at

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

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