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Avoid Traffic, Parking Challenges, Go Metro to Taste of Soul “Bring the Family” Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19

Monday October 14, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is encouraging the public to “Go Metro” to the 14th Annual Taste of Soul “Bring the Family” festival on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Metro is Taste of Soul’s official transportation partner. 

The family festival takes place on Crenshaw Boulevard between Obama Boulevard and Stocker Street in the heart of the historic Crenshaw District.

Festival-goers can avoid the hassle of driving and parking by taking the Metro Expo Line to the Expo/Crenshaw Station, which is a short walk from the festival location. Expo Line trains will run every 12 minutes on Saturday. Please go to the center or front of the platform to avoid overcrowding on trains.

Those attending the festival can park at the following Expo Line stations; Expo/Crenshaw, La Cienega/Jefferson, Culver City, Expo/Sepulveda, Expo/Bundy and 17th/SMC. Parking is $3 and patrons need to have a valid TAP card. For more information on parking and parking fees, please visit metro.net/parking.

Metro will have a booth at Crenshaw Boulevard and Coliseum Street where the public can charge their mobile communications units, relax in the lounge area and watch videos about Metro projects and programs. Metro staff from the Customer Care,  Planning, Art, TAP and the agency’s ‘Eat, Shop, Play’ program, will be available to answer questions from the public.

Metro Construction Relations staff will also be available to discuss construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line, an 8.5-mile light-rail line that will run between the Expo Line and the Green Line with eight new stations serving the Crenshaw, Inglewood, Westchester and LAX communities.

Metro Bus Service Detours

Metro Bus lines that will be detoured during the Taste of Soul festival include the 40, 105, 210, 705, 710 and 740. Signs about the temporary route changes in English and Spanish will be posted at bus stops. Riders can check Metro’s Service Advisories at http://www.metro.net.

For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project go to http://www.metro.net/Crenshaw or join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CrenshawRail and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/crenshawrail or call the project hotline (213) 922-2736.

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

Stay informed by following Metro on The Source and El Pasajero at metro.net, facebook.com/losangelesmetro , twitter.com/metrolosangeles and twitter.com/metroLAalerts and instagram.com/metrolosangeles.

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