Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2009091094
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
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
Susan Bok
City of LA, Caltrans
100 S. Main Street, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 972-8623

Location

Cities
Santa Monica Los Angeles, City of, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Los Angeles Beverly Hills
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 Determination

Approving Agency
LA City Council
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
LACMTA, Records Management Center Plaza Level One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012 rmc@metro.net

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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