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WCC Votes to Support Sepulveda Pass Heavy Rail

At its July meeting, WCC’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to support a one-seat Valley-Westside Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project alignment that provides below-ground heavy rail with a terminal on the UCLA campus and a direct connection to the Westwood Purple Line. In so doing, the Board rejected an alternative proposal that would link the Valley and LAX via an above-grade monorail down the center of the 405 freeway.

The monorail alternative would carry fewer passengers than the heavy rail options and would not connect directly with UCLA which is expected to generate a large proportion of the cross-mountain passengers. This monorail option proposes to link to UCLA by building an elevated people mover that would pass above both Wilshire and Westwood Blvds. to reach campus. This latter proposal is called a two-seat option because passengers must use two conveyances to reach their desitinations and is expected to reduce UCLA-bound ridership on the proposed cross-mountain service.

In other action, the Board voted to support a Westwood Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) motion to support Citywide Sign Ordinance Version B+ which disapproves amnesty for existing unpermitted billboards, disapproves “grandfathering” of pre-2009 sign districts, restricts new off-site signs, including digital billboards among other provisions.