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Van Nuys Corridor Rapidway (Oct 2011 PowerPoint)


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  • 1. Van Nuys Bl RapidwayCommunity Meetings – October 2011
  • 2. Overview • Measure R Transit Program • Project History • Study Area • Project Development Process • Purpose and Need • Alternatives Under Consideration • Alternatives Screening Criteria • Upcoming Activities
  • 3. Measure R Transit Program Paragraph of copy. Paragraph of regular Rapidway Van Nuys Bl copy. Not bulleted. Paragraph of regular copy. Project Will insert Measure R map
  • 4. Project History – East San FernandoValley North-South Rapidways • July 2000 – Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) earmark of $100 million • May 2003 – Regionally Significant Transportation Investment Study (RSTIS)  Recommended four corridors for transit improvements: o Reseda o Sepulveda o Van Nuys o Lankershim/San Fernando • March 2007 – City of Los Angeles initiated study
  • 5. Project History Continued• November 2008 – Measure R approved; included $68.5 million• April 2010 – City approved potential near, medium and long-term improvements for further consideration• May 2010 – Metro Board concurred Four corridor projects will be carried forward in separate environmental process: Van Nuys Boulevard Rapidway Corridor Reseda, Sepulveda, and Lankershim/San Fernando Corridors
  • 6. Purpose and Need
  • 7. Study Area• Ventura Blvd. to I-210 Freeway,. approximately 10.2 miles• Corridor Transit Services:  Metro Orange Line  Metro Local and Rapid  LADOT DASH  Metrolink  Amtrak Second only to the Metro. Orange Line for SFV boardings
  • 8. Project Development Process Revenue Transit Five phases of project development Service Construction Engineering And Environmental Design Studies (EIS/EIR) and Conceptual Alternatives Engineering Analysis Additional Approximately 12 to 24 months a ti o n 8 months Pa r ti c i p Pu blic n gWhere We Are Now O ngoi
  • 9. Alternatives Under Consideration No Build • Represents Study Area in 2035, if no project built • Includes all existing highway and transit services and facilities, and committed projects. Transportation System Management (TSM) • Implements lower cost capital improvements to increase transportation system efficiencies  Intersection widenings and signal timing  Increase bus service
  • 10. Alternatives Under Consideration Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) • Exclusive Right of Way, but can operate in .mixed-flow traffic • Clean fuel (CNG) power • Up to 100 passengers per bus • Can share existing maintenance facilities • Similar to Metro Orange and Silver Lines
  • 11. Alternatives Under Consideration Light Rail Transit (LRT) • Exclusive Right of Way • Overhead electrical power • Up to 335 passengers per two car train set • Typically one mile station spacing • Would require a new maintenance facility • Similar to Metro Blue, Green, and Gold Lines
  • 12. Alternatives Under Consideration Street Car • Typically Exclusive Right of Way • Overhead electrical power • Up to 140 passengers per car • Station stops generally more frequent • Would require a new maintenance facility • Similar to Portland, Oregon
  • 13. Alternatives Screening Criteria
  • 14. Next Steps
  • 15. How to Stay Involved Please submit comments before November 30, 2011• By mail: • Web: Walt Davis, Project Manager One Gateway Plaza – MS 99-22-3 Los Angeles, CA 90012 • Facebook: Metrovannuys• By phone: (818) 276-3233 • Twitter: @metrovannuys• By e-mail: • Text “MetroVanNuys” to 25827 for updates
  • 16. Questions and Discussion