Los Angeles Area: Freeway alternative to be studied as part of NoHo to Pasadena bus rapid transit study; new community workshops added

As a result of public comments received this summer, Metro will study a 134 Freeway route option through Eagle Rock as part of the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit project’s draft environmental study. The other potential route to be studied through Eagle Rock is on Colorado Boulevard.

A freeway route was studied in the project’s earlier Alternatives Analysis study. But Metro staff didn’t recommend any further study of a freeway option because of lower projected ridership, limited access to Eagle Rock and an initial lack of community support.

In response to more recent comments, Metro feels that studying the 134 option in the draft study is important and will allow for a more thorough analysis of its benefits and effects in comparison to the route on Colorado Boulevard.

Metro received a large number of comments during the project’s public scoping period that was held this past summer. Comments covered a wide gamut of issues, including station locations, access to other transit lines, bike infrastructure and the need for more frequent and reliable bus service in the area between NoHo, Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.