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Measure M, SB 1-Funded Project - L.A. Metro to Break Ground on Metro Orange Line Improvements Project

Thursday October 11, 2018

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity What: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) officials will announce the groundbreaking for the Metro Orange Line Improvements Project, a new Measure M and SB-1 funded initiative that will improve bus speeds, safety and prepare the San Fernando Valley’s premier Bus Rapid Transit Line for future conversion to light rail.

What:

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) officials will announce the groundbreaking for the Metro Orange Line Improvements Project, a new Measure M and SB-1 funded initiative that will improve bus speeds, safety and prepare the San Fernando Valley’s premier Bus Rapid Transit Line for future conversion to light rail. Metro plans to build aerial bridges and stations at Van Nuys and Sepulveda Boulevards as well as install four-quadrant crossing gates at up to 35 busway intersections between North Hollywood and Chatsworth.

When:

Friday, October 12, 2018
10:45 a.m.

Where:

Sepulveda Metro Orange Line Station
15330 West Erwin Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411

** Media van parking available in park & ride lot

Who:

Sheila Kuehl, L.A.County Supervisor, Metro Board Chair
Paul Krekorian, L.A. City Council Member, Metro Board Member
Nury Martinez, L.A. City Council Member
David Ryu, L.A. City Council Member
Laura Friedman, California Assemblymember
Yvonne Burke, Commissioner, California Transportation Commission
Phillip A. Washington, Metro CEO

Visuals:

A drill rig that will take soil samples near the Sepulveda intersection for planned bridge supports will be onsite. State transportation officials will present Metro with a $75 million poster-sized check to highlight the state’s funding contribution.