Business Community Update

Business Community Update

LA Metro is holding a series of stakeholder roundtable meetings to discuss the Vermont BRT & Rail Conversion Feasibility Study.

The Vermont Corridor is being studied in multiple phases.

In February 2017, Metro completed Phase I - the Vermont Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Technical Study. The purpose of the study was to explore and develop recommendations for an effective BRT corridor that could include median, side-running, and/or curbside dedicated bus lanes, as well as other proposed service and street improvements. As a result of the study, four initial BRT concepts were identified and evaluated. Of the four concepts, two stood out as being the most promising in terms of providing the greatest benefits.

In March 2017, the Metro Board directed staff to conduct further analysis of the corridor. Phase II of the study, the Vermont Transit Corridor – Rail Conversion/Feasibility Study, will focus on considerations that should be included in the final design of any BRT concept to ensure that its implementation does not preclude any potential conversion to rail in the future.

The Vermont Transit Corridor - Rail Conversion/Feasibility Technical Study will also identify feasible rail modes and ridership thresholds that may inform the potential conversion of BRT to rail in the future. This effort is expected to take approximately one year. At that time, staff will return to the Board with next steps.

We are informing our BID stakeholders of Metro’s plans to hold three community roundtable meetings to discuss and provide feedback on how the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and its future conversion to rail which may impact the business environment of the Byzantine Latino Quarter Business Improvement District.

Metro Roundtable schedules

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vermont Avenue Elementary School
1435 W. 27th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Los Feliz Public Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weingart YMCA
9900 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044

To learn more about this project please contact Lilian De Loza-Guitierrez, Community Relations Manager for Metro at (213) 922-7479.

Moises Gomez