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City Council Approves Cooperative Agreement with Metro for the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Project

Burbank, CA (March 27, 2024) – On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, the Burbank City Council unanimously agreed to enter a Cooperative Agreement (Agreement) with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the design and construction of the North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Project.

The 18-mile project would construct a BRT between the North Hollywood Red Line / Orange Line Station and the Gold Line in Pasadena, passing through the cities of Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and Los Angeles. The Agreement will enable the City and Metro to collaborate on the final design and construction of the project.

In approving the agreement, the City Council voted to continue to support the City’s position described in its previous 2022 letter to Metro, including support for mixed-flow lanes on Olive Avenue and refrained from including specific project description language in the agreement to further continued discussion with Metro and the City in effort to reach consensus on outstanding project issues.  

The City Council also designated a Council subcommittee to work directly with the Metro Board of Directors and other elected officials to reach a consensus on the final configuration of the project and secure support for improvements to the Olive Avenue bridge.  Additionally, the approved Cooperative Agreement will ensure that Metro will be subject to the City’s permitting procedures before construction can begin and will allow the City to be reimbursed for its project costs. As part of the approval, Metro committed to conducting ongoing public outreach and holding community meetings as it continues to develop the final design and construct the project.

Watch last night’s BRT report to City Council here: https://bit.ly/49irMOO 


Published on: March 27, 2024
03:31 PM