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Crenshaw /LAX Transit Corridor project advancing to next phase


Wednesday August 31, 2011

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today gave approval to release the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/R) for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor.

The FEIS/R will be presented to the Metro Board of Directors Sept. 22 for its action. Approval by the Metro Board is necessary to move the project into the construction phase.

"For more than 50 years Los Angeles has waited for a rail line connecting the Crenshaw Corridor to LAX. That sound you hear is this train finally moving out of the station. Today we took one large step forward to putting 7,800 people to work constructing the Crenshaw Line," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.

"We have asked the federal government to change their rules and regulations so that we can award contracts to construct this and other lines to local companies who hire local workers. Creating jobs is important to all of us, but putting Angelenos back to work is my top priority," said Villaraigosa.

"FTA approval of the environmental document for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor represents a big step forward," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. "The Crenshaw/LAX Line represents one of the largest public works projects in South Los Angeles. This $1.76 billion investment will bring much needed jobs, economic development, congestion relief and improve air quality along the corridor. I applaud the FTA for working with Metro staff in ensuring environmental approval."

A community open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13. The open house will present the same information as the previous community open house held July 19 in Inglewood. The information stations at the open house will be staffed by project experts and will include copies of the FEIS/R, plan sets, and boards illustrating key elements of the FEIS/R including alignment, station and maintenance facility locations, and environmental impacts and mitigations

The Open House will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Angeles Mesa Presbyterian Church, Scott Hall, located at 3751 W. 54th St. in Los Angeles (90043)

The location of the meeting is served by Metro lines 40, 108, and 210. Parking is available in the lot at the corner of 54th Street and Rimpau Blvd.

The FEIS/R is available for review online at and at the public libraries listed below.




Memorial Library

4625 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Exposition Park Regional Library

3900 S Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90062

Pio Pico Koreatown Library

694 S Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Washington Irving Library

4117 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018

Baldwin Hills Library

2906 S La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90016

View Park Library

3854 W 54th St., Los Angeles, CA 90043

Hyde Park-Miriam Matthews Library

2205 W Florence Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043

Westchester-Loyola Library

7114 W Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Hawthorne Library

12700 Grevillea Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250

Lennox Library

4359 Lennox Blvd., Lennox, CA 90304

Main Library

101 W Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301

Crenshaw-Imperial Library

11141 Crenshaw Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90303

El Segundo Public Library

111 W Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245

Los Angeles Central Library

630 W Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Metro Transportation Library

One Gateway Plaza, 15th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012


 The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor is an 8.5-mile light rail line that will extend from the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw Boulevards to the Metro Green Line. The project will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, and El Segundo and portions of the unincorporated Los Angeles County and is funded by Measure R.