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Metro Awarded $2M to Improve Transit on Van Nuys Blvd.

Metro's 761 stops at Sherman Way on Van Nuys Blvd. (Photo by Sirinyay via Flickr)
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Los Angeles is getting some good news when it comes to the city's 30/10 transit initiative and Measure R, thanks to the US Department of Transportation's award of $2 million to help Metro "perform an analysis of transit alternatives for the Van Nuys corridor in the San Fernando Valley and for support work for other Measure R transit projects," says Metro in a release issued today.

“We would like to thank the Federal Transit Administration for selecting our projects for the maximum possible funding of $2 million,” said L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, Chair of Metro. “The funding will be used for the review of transit alternatives for the Van Nuys corridor and help Metro improve its transit forecasting model, which will benefit a host 30/10 transit projects now in the pipeline." Joining Knabe in advocating for the 30/10 initiative are Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Congressman Brad Sherman, and Senator Barbara Boxer.