Metro continues to take steps toward constructing a new bus rapid transit corridor to link the Gold Line in Pasadena with the Red and Orange Lines in North Hollywood.

The project, which is expected to begin construction in 2020 and open sometime between 2022 and 2024, calls for between 16 and 18 miles of right-of-way, paralleling the 134 Freeway.

The primary street-running alignment under consideration would feature up to 23 stations and travel along:

  • Lankershim Boulevard and Riverside Drive in the City of Los Angeles;
  • Olive Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank
  • Brand Boulevard and Broadway in Glendale; and
  • Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.  

Metro is also exploring alternatives along Chandler Boulevard and Magnolia Boulevard in Los Angeles, Alameda Avenue in Burbank, Central Avenue in Glendale, and Green and Union Streets in Pasadena.

Metro has previously estimated that construction of street-running bus rapid transit along the North Hollywood-Pasadena corridor would cost $274 million to $448 million.  The line would attract up to 18,000 daily riders by 2035 with an end-to-end travel time of 77 minutes.

The freeway-running alternative - similar to the existing North Hollywood - Pasadena express bus line - would travel primarily within the carpool lanes of the 134 Freeway, as well as along some surface streets.  Plans call for up to nine stations.

Another concept under consideration would see buses turn north at the 5 Freeway to serve Hollywood Burbank Airport, before veering back south to terminate at North Hollywood Station.

The freeway-running alternative has previously been estimated to cost between $123 million and $246 million.  It would attract an estimated 10,800 daily passengers by the year 2035 with an end-to-end travel time of 52 minutes.

The project is being funded through the Measure M sales tax, with additional money from the SB-1 gas tax.

More information will be available at the following community meetings

Monday, October 1
6 – 8 p.m. 
Pacific Park Community Center
501 S. Pacific Avenue
Glendale, CA  91204

Wednesday, October 3 
6 – 8 p.m. 
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA  91103

Thursday October 4
6 – 8 p.m. 
Buena Vista Library
300 N. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91501

Saturday October 13 
1 –3 p.m. 
Eagle Rock Plaza
2700 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041