Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project

5 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2009091094
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received

Document Description
A number of general improvements are required as part of the proposed project. These general improvements include restriping of traffic lanes, as necessary; conversion of existing curb lanes to peak period bus lanes in each direction; upgrade of the existing transit signal priority system; street widening and/or street reconstruction in select areas; and installation of traffic/transit signage and pavement markings, as necessary. Most of the existing curb lanes in the City of Los Angeles would be "converted" to bus and right-turn only operation in the peak periods (7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 7 pm) on weekdays. In these segments, the curb lanes would be repaired or reconstructed, where necessary, and restriped and signed as peak period bus lanes. In other areas, curbside bus lanes would be added as new lanes to Wilshire Boulevard by widening and restriping. Upgrades to the transit signal priority system would also be implemented, including the following: (1) addition of bus signal priority at intersection with near-side bus stops (a recently developed and successfully tested concept), (2) increase in the maximum available time for transit signal priority from 10 percent to 15 percent of the traffic signal cycle at minor intersections, and (3) reduction in the number of traffic signal recovery cycles from two to one at key intersections along the corridor. The Los Angeles County project components include the extension of the eastbound left turn pocket at Sepulveda Boulevard and street widening and restriping between Federal Avenue and Bonsall Avenue to add an eastbound peak period bus lane.

Contact Information
Martha Butler
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 922-7651

Location

Cities
Beverly Hills Los Angeles Los Angeles, City of, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Santa Monica
Counties
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Wilshire Blvd between Valencia St (eastern end)/Centinela Ave (western end)
State Highways
I-10, I-405,I-110,SR-2
Railways
Metro Red Line/Blue Line
Airports
Santa Monica
Schools
several: LAUS, BHUSD, SMMUSD

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation:Other (Exclusive Peak Period Bus Lane)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Transit Improvement
Project Issues
Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Noise Traffic/Circulation Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Caltrans, Division of Transportation Planning Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 Resources Agency Caltrans, District 7
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