KOA was the lead firm for this Metro East Fernando Valley North-South Rapidways Project and prepared a study to determine if a set of proposed physical and operations improvements should move forward to implementation under a Categorical Exclusion/Categorical Exemption. The purpose of the project was to identify feasible and beneficial improvements to north-south transit operating speeds and overall trip travel times. The project was a joint effort of Metro and the City of Los Angeles as the owner/operator of the three roadways. Any physical roadway improvements such as widening or re-striping underwent conceptual engineering.