In October 2005, the Los Angeles County Metro Authority (or Metro) debuted a new 14-mile BRT system in the San Fernando Valley using a former rail right-of-way. Unlike many &quot;rapid&quot; bus transit systems in the U.S., the Orange Line is true BRT - it features a dedicated roadway that cars may not enter, has a pre-board payment system so buses load quickly and efficiently, and uses handsome, articulated buses to transport passengers fast - sometimes at speeds approaching 55 mph! A formerly 81 minute trip now takes 44-52 minutes - over an hour in round-trip savings - making a bona fide impact in the lives of commuters. The roadway is landscaped so ornately you could almost call it a bus greenway. But that's not all. The corridor also boasts a world class bike and pedestrian path which runs adjacent to the BRT route for nearly its entire length, giving users numerous multi-modal options. Each station has bike amenities, including bike lockers and racks, and all the buses feature racks on the front that accommodate up to three bikes.
Bus Rapid Transit: The Next Opportunity for TOD Urban Land Institute Friday October 28, 2011 Session time: 9:30am - 10:45 am Location: Room 408 B - Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ROGER S. MOLIERE CHIEF, REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) regional transportation planner; regional builder; and the regional transit operator … . for Los Angeles County. Is different from other transit agencies because it is the . . .
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is Important to Los Angeles County
" Transit-oriented Development (TOD) is moderate to higher-density development, located within an easy walk of a major transit stop, generally with a mix of residential, employment and shopping opportunities designed for pedestrians without excluding the auto. TOD can be new construction or redevelopment of one or more buildings whose design and orientation facilitate transit use.“
Source: California Statewide TOD Study Technical Advisory Committee
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) has mostly focused on rail 73 Miles of Metro Rail – 63 Stations – 225 Rail Cars