Line 156 (Panorama City - Van Nuys - L.A. City College)
Northern terminal relocated to Burbank Blvd./Van Nuys Blvd. (a turnaround loop via Kester Ave. - Oxnard St. was established to locate the terminal near Van Nuys Station); Southern terminal relocated to Highland Ave./Santa Monica Blvd.; the map shows the original proposal to cutback the line at Hollywood/Highland Station (the proposal was modified after the public hearing to continue to Santa Monica Blvd.). Owl service continued along entire route between Panorama City and downtown Los Angeles; this was later split into Line 656 and cutback to Hollywood.
Public Comment and (Staff Response):
- Increase in travel time needed to transfer to Lines 233 and 761 in order to access destinations along Van Nuys Blvd. (trips formerly operated along Van Nuys Blvd. by Line 156 will be added to Line 233 to ensure adequate service is provided)
- Service should be terminated at Santa Monica Blvd. instead of Hollywood Blvd. (southern terminal will be relocated from Los Angeles City College to Highland Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd.)
- Motion passed (11-0-2) by the Valley Village Neighborhood Council to maintain Line 156 service to Panorama City and extending the southern terminal to Santa Monica Blvd. (see previous two responses)
- Maintain owl service along the existing route of line (late night and owl service between downtown Los Angeles and Van Nuys and Roscoe Blvds. will be retained and operated via the current route of line)