Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in cooperation with the city of Los Angeles, will hold three community meetings in April to update the public on the Alternatives Analysis study that is evaluating options to improve north-south travel opportunities in the East San Fernando Valley and provide connections to the regional transportation network. The AA study is a precursor to the draft environmental document.
In October 2011, a series of community meetings were held introducing this transit study, which initially included only the Van Nuys Boulevard corridor between Ventura Boulevard and the I-210 freeway. As a result of public input, the project study area has now been expanded to include Sepulveda Boulevard and the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station as a northern terminus/origination point.
Initial alternatives under consideration as part of the AA include bus rapid transit, light rail transit, streetcar, a “No Build” alternative and a transportation systems management alternative aimed at better managing the flow of traffic along the corridor.
The community meetings will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations.
• Thursday, April 12, 2012, City of San Fernando Regional Pool Facility, Aquatic Center Multipurpose Room, 201 Park Avenue, San Fernando.
• Tuesday, April 17, 2012, Cathedral of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church Auditorium, 5329 Sepulveda Boulevard, Sherman Oaks.
• Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Valley Presbyterian Hospital Auditorium, Jean & David Fleming Health Education Center, 15107 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys.