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What should Metro build through the Sepulveda Pass?

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A train? A monorail?

Metro is studying options for a Sepulveda Pass transit project.
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Metro is asking for feedback from residents on one of its most anticipated projects: a transit line through the Sepulveda Pass that would give thousands of commuters an alternative to the notoriously traffic-clogged 405.

The agency is considering both a light rail and subway through the pass, and once mulled a rapid bus as well. In June, Mayor Eric Garcetti stirred the pot further, suggesting that a Disney-style monorail could be another good option.

Though local officials are now seeking to complete the project by the 2028 Olympics, it's still very much in the planning stages. About $5.7 billion has been set aside for the project through the Measure M sales tax initiative, and another $3.8 billion will eventually be available to extend the line to LAX. The first phase of the project would connect the Orange Line’s Van Nuys Station to the future Wilshire/Westwood stop on the Purple Line.

That phase of the project isn't scheduled to wrap up until 2057, but Metro officials are trying to speed its delivery through a public-private partnership.

Metro is now studying possible routes and modes of travel, and the agency released a new survey this week to collect data on how residents use the transit corridor. It will help the agency determine where and how the project should be built, where it makes sense for stations to be, and a host of other details.

But let's just cut to the chase. What kind of transit project do you want Metro to build? Take a vote below.

Poll

What should Metro build through the Sepulveda Pass?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Light rail
    (763 votes)
  • 49%
    Subway
    (1709 votes)
  • 2%
    Rapid bus
    (82 votes)
  • 19%
    Monorail
    (687 votes)
  • 2%
    Gondola
    (99 votes)
  • 3%
    Just widen the 405 again
    (116 votes)
3456 votes total Vote Now