More on Valley Transportation
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Brad Sherman announced today that the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved more than $21 million for San Fernando Valley road improvements and mass-transit projects requested by Congressman Sherman. The bill now heads to the House floor where passage is expected, and then to the Senate.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) testified today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging them to include additional federal funding in the upcoming Infrastructure bill for a subway through and improvements to the Sepulveda Pass.
Washington, D.C. – Today, October 29, marks the 15th anniversary of the Metro’s Orange Line. The Orange Line is an 18-mile bus rapid transit system that runs through the San Fernando Valley from Chatsworth to North Hollywood with a planned eventual conversion to light rail within Metro’s masterplan. It has helped residents of the Valley connect to other essential public transportation systems and has helped reduce traffic on the 101 Freeway.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Senator Dianne Feinstein, along with Senator Kamala Harris, introduced today the Helicopter Safety Act of 2020, which will require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen federal safety standards for equipping helicopters. Congressman Sherman moved to introduce this legislation in the wake of the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the life of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others on January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California.
Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the tragedy that claimed the life of Laker legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and 7 others, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) is introducing the Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act, which will require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen federal safety standards for helicopters.
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), who worked with former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and others in securing federal funds for the additional northbound lane on the 405, issued the following statement on the five-year anniversary of the opening of the new lane:
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) formally requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has responded to community noise concerns in major metropolitan areas.
Congressman Sherman worked with Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, in making the request. Over two dozen Members of Congress have joined the formal request for an independent study.
Sherman Oaks, CA – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will conduct a full Environmental Assessment of new flight routes over the San Fernando Valley.
Last year, Congressman Sherman directed the FAA to complete a full environmental review process that evaluates several alternatives for possible departure routes to address the immediate noise impacting Valley communities.
Sherman Oaks, CA – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) called upon the Federal Aviation Administration establish a new forum to address aviation noise in the San Fernando Valley.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Kamala Harris, and Rep. Adam Schiff joined Congressman Sherman’s efforts to formally request the FAA participate in a new Aviation Noise Roundtable to directly address community concerns in the Valley.
Sherman Oaks, CA – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) met with officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to discuss proposed aviation procedures that will have a direct impact on communities in the San Fernando Valley.
Sherman met with Clark Desing, Director of the Western Service Center and Beth White in advance of this week’s two public workshops that will focus on changes to existing departure procedures from Hollywood Burbank Airport.