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  • VICA Commends Approval of Metro’s Twenty-Eight by ’28 Initiative

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    The Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) welcomes today’s approval of the Twenty-Eight by ’28 Initiative by the Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors. The Twenty-Eight by ’28 Initiative highlights 28 Metro projects for completion by the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including several “aspirational” projects that are currently slated to be completed later than 2028.

    Seven of the identified projects are within the San Fernando Valley, including one aspirational project: the Sepulveda Transit Corridor, which will connect the Valley to West Los Angeles and the Los Angeles International Airport.

    “Hosting the 2028 Olympic Games presents an excellent opportunity to ensure that transportation and infrastructure projects, which were being completed independently of the Olympics, are finished on time,” said VICA President Stuart Waldman. “The Games also provide an incentive for us to advocate for additional resources and pursue public-private partnerships to accelerate key projects, such as the Sepulveda Transit Corridor.”

    ​Waldman added, “Valley and Los Angeles residents will continue to benefit from these investments long after the Games end. VICA commends the Metro Board for seizing this opportunity and looks forward to supporting these efforts for on-time and early project delivery.”

    The San Fernando Valley will host canoe slalom, equestrian and shooting events during the 2028 Olympics, and equestrian and shooting events during the Paralympic Games. The seven Valley projects and their expected completion dates are:
    • Orange and Red Lines to Gold Line Transit Connector (North Hollywood to Pasadena) by 2022;
    • North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit by 2023;
    • San Fernando Valley LA River Bike Path and Mobility Hub by 2025;
    • Orange Line Travel Time and Safety Improvements by 2025;
    • Sepulveda Pass ExpressLanes by 2026;
    • East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor by 2027; and
    • An aspirational date of 2028 for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor.

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    Contact: Stuart Waldman, President
    Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA)
    Office: (818) 817-0545 / Cell: (818) 439-1983
    Stuart@vica.com
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