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Metro to Hold Four Community Meetings to Present Updated Information about Potential Routes for Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX Line

Wednesday October 16, 2019

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

The Crenshaw/LAX Line is currently under construction and will run between the Metro Green and Expo Lines. The line, which is nearing completion of construction, will provide service to the Crenshaw Corridor, LAX, South Los Angeles, Westchester and Inglewood communities.

The Crenshaw Northern Extension will ultimately provide a direct rail connection between the South Bay, LAX area, South Los Angeles, Inglewood, Crenshaw Corridor, Mid-City, Central Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Hollywood communities, as well as North Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley via a connection to the Red Line in Hollywood.

Metro has refined the alternatives based on technical analysis and feedback from community meetings held in March, as well as other input received from stakeholders and community groups. 

Metro will continue to conduct the technical analysis of the alignments and gather public input to determine which alternative/s will be studied further during the subsequent environmental review process that is scheduled to begin early next year.

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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Accessible via West Hollywood Cityline and Metro bus lines 2, 4, 212, and 704.

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m. at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, 5241 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. Accessible via Metro bus lines 20, 28, 212, 312, 720 and 728.

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10 a.m.  – 12 p.m. Virginia Road Elementary School, 2925 Virginia Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Accessible via DASH, Metro Bus lines 37, 38, 210, 710 and 740.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. Rosewood Avenue Elementary School, 503 N. Croft Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90048. Accessible via DASH, West Hollywood Cityline and Metro bus lines 10, 14, 105 and 705.

Translation service in Russian will be available during the meeting at Plummer Park on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Spanish translation service will be available at all four community meetings. All Metro meetings are held at ADA accessible facilities. Other ADA accommodations and translations will be available by calling (323) 418-3093 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance. For Armenian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai-Chinese (simplified and traditional) language translations service call (323) 466-3876 extension 3. 

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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