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

Monday September 24, 2018

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to a series of community meetings in September and October for the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Project. Interested members of the public can learn about the project and provide input into the project’s current planning and its environmental study.

The $267-million project aims to build a high-quality Bus Rapid Transit line that will connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. Metro is now evaluating potential BRT alignments and station locations through an Alternatives Analysis process and is collaborating with cities where the project may be located. BRT is a high-quality bus service that provides faster and more reliable, equitable and convenient service. Features might include fewer stops, frequent service, bus lanes, high quality stations, transit signal priority, all-door boarding, off-bus fare payment and more prominent branding.

Metro anticipates that the project may ultimately span 16 to 18 miles and will travel east-west between the North Hollywood Station and a location to be determined in Pasadena. The planning study will also identify potential opportunities to benefit communities through high quality urban design, green and sustainable infrastructure and transit-oriented communities. The project is scheduled to open between 2022 and 2024.

The project is funded by the Measure M sales tax measures approved by L.A. County voters in 2016, along with SB 1 gas tax and vehicle fees.

Content will be the same at all meetings:

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., East Valley High School, 5525 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601
  • Monday, October 1, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m., Pacific Park Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA  91204
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, CA  91103
  • Thursday October 4, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m., Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91501

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.

For questions or to share feedback on this project, call the project hotline at 213.418.3228 or e-mail at

For additional project information, 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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