Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced the initial installation of 69 new solar-powered LED lights that will brighten Metro bus stops at 21 intersections along Reseda Boulevard. Sherman secured over $750,000 in federal funds for transit and public safety enhancements on the busy north-south boulevard.
"The Reseda Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit Enhancements Project will improve public safety for pedestrians and transit riders in the neighborhoods along the route, as well as promote energy conservation, reduce energy costs, and help revitalize one of the busiest transit and commercial corridors in the west San Fernando Valley," said Congressman Sherman.
"I think it's great news that we are getting solar-powered LED lights for the bus shelters. I applaud Congressman Sherman for working to secure funding for the lights, and I look forward to seeing them beautify our streetscape and make the bus shelters safer for bus riders," said Councilmember Mitchell Englander, Chair of the City Council's Public Safety Committee and representative of the Twelfth Council District.
"I appreciate Congressman Sherman's efforts to secure this funding and work in partnership with the City of Los Angeles to enhance public safety along one of the West Valley's most traveled corridors. This added security feature will improve pedestrian safety along the route and hopefully promote increased bus ridership as well," said Councilman Dennis P. Zine, who is a member of the City Council's Public Safety Committee and represents the Third Council District.
City engineers have installed the first of 69 solar-powered LED bus stop lights. The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting will install all lighting units by February 2013. The total cost of the project is $850,000.
The Bureau of Street Lighting will install solar-powered lighting units at the following intersections along Reseda Boulevard in Northridge and Tarzana. The City has already installed decorative lights at bus stops along the route in Reseda.
Northridge: Devonshire St., Mayall Ave., Lassen St., Superior St., Plummer St., Prairie St., Nordhoff St., Rayen St., Parthenia St., Napa St., Chase St., Roscoe Blvd., Ingomar St., and Strathern St.
Tarzana: Victory Blvd., Erwin St., Oxnard St., Burbank Blvd., Hatteras St., Collins St., and Ventura Blvd.
The Reseda Boulevard Rapid Bus Transit Enhancements Project was developed in partnership with Metro, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting.