Deputy Mayor Jaime De La Vega, who oversees transportation issues, said a number of projects are in the works for the Valley to complement the Red Line and Orange Line.
"The mayor and the City Council, along with the MTA board, have authorized environmental study on an Orange Line-like busway on Van Nuys Boulevard to provide a north-south artery," De La Vega said.
The $2.5 billion project has money earmarked from Measure R and would be completed in 2040.
Measure R also set aside $1billion for initial studies of improvements through the Sepulveda Pass
to the Westside along the 405 Freeway corridor. However, no decision has been made on what exactly will be involved.
"The project would provide a rapid transit option to improve traffic flow between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley," Metro spokesman Dave Sotero said, adding a link is planned with the "Subway to the Sea" program that would extend the subway through the Westside to the Pacific Ocean.
"We haven't begun to study what transit service would best meet the requirements, but the idea is to provide some kind of transit service to connect the Orange Line Sepulveda station with the planned Westside subway extension project in Westwood."
De La Vega said all options are being considered, from using the car-pool lanes on the freeway to a subway to hook up to the Subway to the Sea in West Los Angeles.
Sotero said officials are analyzing various locations in Westwood for a station. The goal is to bring in workers from the Valley to the Westside, but also students to UCLA.