This is going to … join us again to greater metropolitan Los Angeles,” said Van Nuys resident Andrew Hurvitz, noting that the opening of the busway comes three years after the Valley tried to secede from Los Angeles. “It’s going to de-isolate the Valley.
“I feel like we’re at a turning point,” he added. “We are finally becoming less of a cliche than we were before. We’re a dense, urban city and must live differently than we did in the 1950s. We can’t [all] live in a single-family house with a three-car garage anymore.”
But Hurvitz, an associate producer for a documentary film company with offices on Ventura Boulevard, said he’s unlikely to ride the Orange Line, although he thinks a student to whom he rents a room in his house might.