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Introducing Valley-Westside Express Lane Bus Service

My back to basics agenda is about focusing our resources where they can make the greatest impact. Today, as Mayor and Chair of Metro, I’m proud to announce the new Valley-Westside Express targeting one of L.A.'s most notorious choke points.

The 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda pass is one of the busiest and most congested stretches of highway in the United States. But today, we're launching a way to cut 40 minutes off of your daily commute between the Valley and the Westside -- so you can spend less time stuck in traffic and more time doing the things you want to do. That adds up to two weeks in saved time per year.

I'm so proud that my staff was able to intervene after I took office to accelerate the opening of the 405 carpool lanes. With this new express line, we're seeing another way those lanes are making a difference.

Overall, L.A. Metro is right now investing $36 Billion in our transportation infrastructure to ease congestion, fix our roads, and improve our rail and bus service. All together, it's the largest public works project in the nation, and I’m making sure that those dollars are going directly to giving Los Angeles the best transportation network in the United States.

Find out more info about the Valley-Westside Express at http://bit.ly/valley-westside

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Mayor Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His "back to basics" agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.

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