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Metro to Hold Community Meetings for Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project in June
By Sentinel News Service

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to a series of community of meetings for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project in June.

Metro is conducting a feasibility study to identify and evaluate a range of high-capacity rail transit alternatives between the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles International Airport, including connections to existing and planned bus and rail lines such as the Metro Orange, Purple and Expo Lines. Several alignments and station locations will be considered for the various rail alternatives. Meetings will provide an overview of the ongoing study and present initial concepts for the future rail connections between the Valley and Westside.

Public hearing information is as follows:

Thursday, June 7, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
Westwood United Methodist Church
10497 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Saturday, June 9, 2018
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Marvin Braude Center
6262 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Live webcast available at: http://bit.ly/MetroSepulveda

Information presented will be the same at all meetings. A presentation will be given at 6:30 p.m. for weeknight meetings and 10:30 a.m. for the Saturday meeting.

All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. Spanish translation will be provided. Other ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling 213.922.7375 or the California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.

The feasibility study, which began in December 2017, is expected to conclude in the summer or fall of 2019. The study’s findings will be the basis for future environmental analysis and project refinement. More than 400,000 people travel through the project study area every day to commute to work, school and other destinations along the freeway and beyond.

The project is funded by Measure M, the transportation sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2016. The project will receive $9.8 billion in sales tax funding with the first phase between the Valley and the Westside scheduled to open in 2033. The project may be expedited through a public-private partnership, potentially within the next decade as part of Metro’s Twenty-Eight by ’28 Initiative to accelerate priority transportation projects in time for the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Los Angeles area.

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