>> The Coalition To Bring Rail To the San Fernando Valley
Metro is considering placing a sales tax measure on the 2016 ballot. The
sales tax revenue from this measure could raise about $120 billion over
>> CLICK HERE for more info from Metro about the ballot measure and the
timeline and process to determine projects that would be constructed with these funds.
The Valley on Track Coalition was created in 2014 to ensure that the Valley
received its fair share and that crucial projects were constructed using these
The coalition will support the proposed ballot measure if the following three
projects are included in the project list:
1. Upgrade the Metro Orange Line busway to light rail
A victim of its own huge success, growing ridership has made the line overcrowded and slow. Conversion to light rail is the best choice now to improve what has become the Valley's transit backbone.
The line is an existing 18-mile east-west busway running parallel to the 101 freeway from North Hollywood to Chatsworth along Chandler and Victory Boulevards and Canoga Avenue.
Completion Date: 2025, under current Measure R projection.
2. Build the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor as a rail system
The route runs through some of the most transit dependent, minority communities in L.A. County. Current bus lines along the corridor are the most heavily used in the Valley after the Orange Line and among the top ten in the county. The Valley cannot accept another underbuilt project that does not meet the demand.
Currently in the planning stage, the corridor will run north-south between Sylmar and Van Nuys, and will eventually connect with the Sepulveda Pass Corridor.
Completion Date: 2027, under current Measure R projection.
3. Build the Sepulveda Pass Corridor project as a rail system
Connecting the Valley to the Westside, the Sepulveda Pass is one of the world's most congested traffic corridors. No mode besides rail can even begin to address the transit demand.
Currently the last project in Measure R, the corridor will run from Sherman Oaks to the Westside. It should serve UCLA and West L.A. Metro lines, with the potential to eventually reach LAX.
Completion Date: 2057, under current Measure R projection.
Metro's Proposed Ballot Measure
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