More on Valley Transportation
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), praised the unveiling of a new pedestrian underpass connecting the Redline to the Orange line at Metro's North Hollywood Station. The passage runs under Lankershim Boulevard between the platforms of the existing Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station on the west of Lankershim Boulevard, to the mezzanine level of the existing North Hollywood Red Line subway station at the east of Lankershim Boulevard.
Washington, DC – The Metro Orange Line will receive a grant of 4.3 million dollars from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to be used toward five battery-operated, zero-emission buses, as well as eight charging stations. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) advocated for the grant last year in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox.
Sherman Oaks - Metro unveiled its mass transit proposal for Los Angeles on Friday March 18, 2016. Congressman Sherman released the following response.
“Since 2008, the Valley has been paying higher sales taxes to pay for trains and subways benefitting the rest of Los Angeles. While the Valley pays more than a fifth of the tax, we have only one mile of the trains and subways, just 1% of the county total.
By Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News
It took nearly five years and two “Carmageddon” shutdowns. But a year after the 405 Freeway widened for a carpool lane over the Sepulveda Pass, traffic is flowing better than ever during rush hour, according to a study released Friday.
The $1.1-billion 405 northbound carpool lane has boosted the number cars and people driving from Los Angeles over the hill and into the San Fernando Valley while cutting down the weekday afternoon rush hour.
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), who was instrumental in securing federal funds for the new northbound lane on the 405 freeway, issued the following statement on the 1-year anniversary of the opening of the new lane. Two studies, one from Inrix and the other from Metro (released today) analyze the effectiveness of the additional lane. Previously, some commentators used the Inrix study to argue that the new lane did not reduce travel times. Sherman said:
Bob Hope Airport Unveils New Transportation Center
Congressman Sherman Helped Secure Funding For Project
Sherman Oaks – Today Bob Hope Airport unveiled a new Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) located along Empire Avenue, across from the Bob Hope Airport Train Station. Congressman Brad Sherman was instrumental in securing approximately $1.5 million in federal funds to construct the project.
Washington DC - Congressman Brad Sherman released the following statement following the narrow defeat of an amendment to allow nighttime curfews at Bob Hope Airport.
"Since coming to Congress, I have worked to reduce noise for those living near Burbank Bob Hope Airport. Noise restrictions have helped improve the quality of life for many Valley residents, but more is needed to balance the needs of the community with those of the airport, particularly during evening hours.
Commuters in the Sepulveda Pass will get a nice present today when a long-awaited 10-mile carpool lane opens on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway.
The carpool lane between the Santa Monica (10) and Ventura (101) freeways is the cornerstone of the $1 billion-plus Sepulveda Pass improvement project, which has been highlighted by a pair of full freeway closures dubbed "Carmageddon.''