Light rail on Van Nuys blvd approved by Metro Board of Directors

A light rail line between the Van Nuys Station (Orange Line’s) and the Sylmar/San Fernando Station (Metrolink) was approved yesterday by the Metro Board of Directors as the “preferred alternative” for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project. 

Rendering of the proposed light rail line at Van Nuys Ciciv Center. Source: LA Metro

The projected line mostly runs through the center of the Van Nuys Boulevard and along the railroad that is adjacent to San Fernando Road. The project estimates 31 minutes to ride from end to end of the 9.2-mile of light rail, with 14 stations along the line. This project is part of the Twenty Eight by ’28 Plan, which seeks to improve mobility in the Los Angeles area before the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

 

 

 

 

 

“Metro staff determined that light rail was faster, offered more capacity and would better serve the community in the future than bus rapid transit (BRT), the other type of transit under study for the project”*. This decision was made based on demographic information of the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the transit dependency of the community. Here is the Metro staff report. Inside the report, you will find the draft environmental report, the public comments, the maps of the line and the maintenance and storage facility, as well as other documents that explain the project in detail.

For more information, click here.

 

 

*Source: The Source, LA Metro.

New discount on Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line starts July 1

All tickets on the Metrolink San Bernardino Line will be discounted at least 25 percent (except for the weekend pass and special tickets). The discounts start on Sunday, July 1, and students and seniors get discounts up to 50 percent.

The discounts will last for 6 months. So, if you don’t use public transportation already, it my be time to update your budget and consider it!

Form Monday, June 25, the discount fares will be available for monthly passes purchased at Metrolink vending machines and ticket windows. All mobile tickets and remaining fares discount will start on July 1.

For more information, click here.

Metro Bus Service Change – June 24, 2018

Metro is improving its bus services and this may impact your selected routes. The changes vary from minor route and schedule updates to the implementation of the Warner Center Shuttle.

We selected the new timetables from the routes that cross Downtown Glendale and you can see them below. For all other timetables and service updates, click here. All the updates will be effective starting on Sunday, June 24.

New timetables: 90/91, 92, 180/181, 183, 201, 603, 780.

 

CicLAvia is back to the Valley

Did you know that cicLAvia is back to the Valley?

 

CicLAvia is returning to the Valley on Sunday, June 24th! Panorama City, Arleta and Pacoima will host the country’s largest open streets event. Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space!

 

Date: Sunday – June 24, 2018.

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: Anywhere along the route

 

ATTENTION! CicLAvia is not a race, so you can join the event from anywhere along the route and enjoy the ride in both directions. Bring your family and friends and have fun with other members of the community. And remember that bikes are welcome into the designated areas and racks at buses and trains, so there is no need to worry about parking.

 

For for info, click here.

Earth Day Trivia Raffle Winner

Paul Yu was the big winner of the Go Glendale Earth Day Trivia Raffle. He entered our transportation trivia and achieved a perfect score, winning an Amazon Gift Card. Congratulation, Paul!

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