More on Valley Transportation
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. – 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), 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: