Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
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July 24, 2014
For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – On a motion co-authored by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, L.A. City Councilmember Krekorian, Mayor Garcetti, Supervisor Yaroslavsky and Directors Fasana and Najarian, the MTA Board of Directors has directed staff to develop a feasibility study to examine options for the future of the Orange Line corridor.
“Today’s action begins the process of linking the San Fernando Valley to the San Gabriel Valley — and the San Gabriel Valley to the San Fernando Valley,” said Supervisor Antonovich. “With a daily ridership of nearly 30,000, the Orange Line busway combined with the Gold Line’s 42,000 daily riders — more than the Green Line — this link will serve as a vital component in our regional transportation system.”
The motion further directs MTA staff to work with the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments and other jurisdictions including the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority and the cities of Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, and Pasadena.