The Metro Board of Directors will consider the final environmental study for a 19-mile rapid bus line between North Hollywood and Pasadena later this month, according to the Source.
The $317 million project, known formally as the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project, includes 11.3 miles of dedicated bus lanes and would run between the Red Line station in NoHo and Pasadena City College.
“The North Hollywood to Pasadena Transit Corridor project is part of Metro’s plan for better transit. This project will connect the cities of Los Angeles (North Hollywood and Eagle Rock communities), Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena, improving access to jobs, education and other important destinations,” according to the Metro website.
On April 20, the Metro Planning and Programming Committee will consider the Final EIR and make a recommendation to the board of directors regarding certification of the Final EIR and approval of the project.
The board will consider that recommendation On April 28, which potentially could lead to certification of the Final EIR and project approval.
After the Board Meeting, Metro will provide project updates on next steps and upcoming milestones as they become available.
“This project is our first bus rapid transit line that would use mostly local streets,” according to Metro. “That’s why Metro has been working with local cities and residents to determine where bus lanes are appropriate — and how to minimize traffic and parking impacts.”
There are two parts of the route that have led to public concern in Burbank and Eagle Rock.
In Burbank a 1.3-mile segment along Olive Avenue would be reconfigured. The number of general traffic lanes would be reduced from two to one in each direction to accommodate a side-running bus lane.
In Eagle Rock, a segment on Colorado Boulevard between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Linda Rosa Avenue near the 134 Freeway would be reduced from two to one traffic lane in each direction.