Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)


Los Angeles, CA


Bus Transportation: Depots, Maintenance Facilities & Terminals

Environmental: NEPA, EIS & Assessments


Design: Civil Engineering, Pedestrian Traffic/Wayfinding

Environmental: NEPA, Environmental Impact Statements & Assessments

Planning/Pre-Design: Alternatives Analyses, Transportation Planning

Orange Line Grade Separation Analysis and Operational Improvements

To help reduce congestion on the 18-mile Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Orange Line busway between Chatsworth/Woodland Hills and North Hollywood, STV provided planning, engineering, and environmental services to identify areas that could benefit from grade separations, street closures, crossing gates, and other improvements. In addition, the firm provided environmental impact surveys and screenings.

As part of this program, STV performed alternatives analyses and delivered conceptual design plans for busway grade separations, at three major streets: Reseda Boulevard, Sepulveda Boulevard, and Van Nuys Boulevard.  Each of these streets also have the potential for future conversion to light rail. STV looked at potential impacts that improvements would have on local streets, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian paths.

As a result of this study, Metro ultimately selected the implementation of elevated grade separated crossings and stations at Van Nuys and Sepulveda Boulevards as the preferred alternative for the project.