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Metro to Hold Four Community Meetings to Evaluate Routes for Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX Line

Monday March 18, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is holding four community meetings in March to evaluate alternatives to extend the Crenshaw/LAX Line to the north with connections to the Metro Expo, Purple and Red Lines as well as numerous bus lines. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the planning of this important transit project.

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is currently under construction and runs between the Metro Green and Expo Lines. With a scheduled opening in 2020, the light rail line will provide service to the Crenshaw Corridor, Inglewood and LAX communities.

The Crenshaw Northern Extension is a Measure M-funded project that will continue the line north and will serve portions of the cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. The project will ultimately provide a rail connection between the South Bay, LAX area, South Los Angeles, Inglewood, Crenshaw Corridor, Mid-City, Central Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Hollywood communities.

There are five potential alignments under review. Metro is conducting technical analysis of the alignments and gathering public input to determine which alternative/s will be studied further during the subsequent environmental review process.

The Crenshaw Northern Extension project is one of several new rail projects with funding from Measure M, a countywide sales tax measure approved by 71 percent of Los Angeles County voters in November 2016. Based on the current Measure M schedule, this project is planned to start construction in 2041 and begin operations in 2047. Metro is conducting this study now as there are efforts underway to identify funding to accelerate this schedule.

The information at all four community meetings will be identical.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 West Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. Accessible via: Metro bus lines 30, 217, 28, 728 and 780. Limited parking lot and ample street parking is available.

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Virginia Road Elementary School, 2925 Virginia Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Accessible via: DASH, Metro bus lines 38, 210, 710 and 740. Parking lot and street parking is available.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. United Teachers Los Angeles, 3303 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010. Accessible via: Metro Red/Purple and DASH, Metro bus lines 18, 20, 51, 52, 201, 204, 720 and 754. Limited lot and street parking are available.

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069. Accessible via: DASH, West Hollywood Cityline and Metro bus lines 4, 10, 16, 30, 105 and 704. Limited lot and street parking are available.

All Metro meetings are held at ADA accessible facilities. Spanish translation will be provided for all meetings. Korean translation will be provided for the March 26 meeting at United Teachers Los Angeles. Russian translation will be provided for the March 28 meeting at the West Hollywood Library. Other ADA accommodations and translations will be available by calling (323) 466-3876 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.

Study Schedule

Metro will be conducting this screening study through Fall 2019. Information from this study will be used to help determine which alignment options will be studied further in a formal environmental review process that is anticipated to begin in early 2020.

For more information contact the project at (213) 418-3093 or visit crenshawnorth@metro.net or metro.net/crenshawnorth.

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.

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