Infrastructure - NOVEMBER 8, 2019

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Los Angeles seeks private sector developers for massive transit project

by Kali Persall

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is seeking help from the private sector to develop plans for a multi-billion transit project in Southern California, according to InfraPPP.

The project would run through the Sepulveda pass, connecting the San Fernando Valley to the western side of the county, as well as the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The project was designed to alleviate traffic on the I-405 freeway, one of the most traveled urban highways in the nation with 400,000 travelers per day.

The Sepulveda Transit Corridor is part of the Measure M expenditure plan, with approximately $5.7 billion for new transit service, according to the project’s website. Approximately $3.8 billion is allocated to extend that service from the Westside to LAX with a 2057 opening date.

In August, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation

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