Oppose Metro congestion pricing on the Westside without robust North/South transit options in place

Oppose Metro congestion pricing on the Westside without robust North/South transit options in place

Proposed by Steve Sann / WRAC MTC on February 26, 2024
Formally adopted by WRAC in June 2024 | Download the WRAC position letter

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Brentwood Community Council (modified version)
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa (modified version)
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council (modified version)
  • Venice Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Community Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council


The  ____NC/CC, a member of the Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC), strongly opposes the implementation of Metro’s Congestion Pricing pilot (aka the Metro Traffic Reductions Study (TRS) project) without first having robust transit options in place in the North/South direction through the Sepulveda Pass from the 101 to the 10 freeway.

Robust transit options are defined as either 1) enhanced bus service through the Sepulveda Pass as previously suggested by the Southern California Association of Governments (https://scag.ca.gov/sites/main/files/file-attachments/mobilitygozone_report_final.pdf?1604269434) and 2) the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project, which will provide either monorail or heavy rail subway service from the San Fernando Valley to LAX, with a station on the UCLA Campus and a direct seamless connection to the Purple Line on Wilshire Blvd.


Background Information

Recent proposal for congestion pricing in NYC:  postponed indefinitely.

Contact Selena Inouye for more information.


Modified versions:

BABCNC:  Per President T. Longcore:  motion passed Jan. 2024 to oppose Metro congestion pricing (regardless of transit options).

BCC:  Per Chair C. Jordan:  see 1/10/24 letter reflecting BCC position.

NCWP:  Per President P. Gerez:  motion passed March 2024 to oppose Metro  congestion pricing (regardless of transit options).

PPCC:  Per WRAC Vice-Chair & PPCC rep Chris Spitz:  PPCC motion passed 6/13/24.

Minority position:

NWNC:  Per Secretary Jacob Wasserman, motion supporting continued study of congestion pricing, passed 4/2/24.

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