Metro’s plan includes better transit that provides faster travel times and more reliable service along Vermont Avenue. The Vermont Transit Corridor project between Hollywood Boulevard and 120th Street would enhance connections to the regional network and improve access to opportunities.
The Vermont Corridor is currently included in the Measure M expenditure plan, which includes a provision for a potential future conversion to rail-based on ridership demand.
In 2017 and 2019, Metro completed two studies: the Vermont Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Technical Study and the Vermont Transit Corridor – Rail Conversion/Feasibility Study. These studies identified BRT and rail alternatives for the corridor.
In Spring 2019, the Board directed staff to advance the BRT and rail concepts into environmental review. However, given the importance of this corridor and to garner community input prior to proceeding, in 2021, Metro began a Community-Based Partnership Program to inform the next planning phase.