Congressman Sherman Calls for Improved Sepulveda Pass Transit on Five-Year Anniversary of 405 Project
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:
“The addition of the new lane on the 405 Freeway five years ago was an important step in addressing the traffic plaguing the San Fernando Valley. Without this additional lane, travel times through the Sepulveda Pass would be even longer, as the number of cars on the road has grown. A study released one year after completion of the project determined that motorists driving through the Sepulveda Pass save an average 6,000 hours every day.”
“Traffic through the Sepulveda Pass is a major problem, which is why I urge the Trump administration to support increased federal funding to expedite the development and construction of the subway line through the Sepulveda Pass. Voters approved the financing of several major transportation projects, including the Sepulveda Pass subway, through the passage of Measure M. With an additional Federal commitment, the subway could open in time for the 2028 Olympics. The Valley deserves its fair share of that investment in traffic relief.”
Public input is currently being solicited on the preferred alignment for a rail option through the Sepulveda Pass.