By Steve Hymon, September 19, 2014
As was reported yesterday on Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky’s website,
the new 788 Valley-Westside Express Bus will begin service on Dec. 15.
The bus will use the HOV lanes on the 405 over the Sepulveda Pass (as
you likely know, the northbound HOV lane was recently built and opened
this year as part of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project).
The above PowerPoint slides show some highlights of the service and
the route. For those wondering about the dip down to Oxnard Street in
the San Fernando Valley, the reason is that it allows the new 788 to
stop at two key Orange Line stations — Van Nuys and Sepulveda. It also
makes it easier for the 788 to get on the 405 freeway and make its way
over to the HOV lanes.