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Construction News

Dear Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project area neighbors,

In addition to the overhead system that will power trains, our line will also use supplementary power sources for stations and systems. Some of these supplemental sources look like big boxes and are called auxiliary power buildings. Last week a power building was installed at Crenshaw Bl and 60th St, just south of our Hyde Park Station. This building will help provide supplementary power for the line's stations and general operations. The installation of an auxiliary power building requires precision placement over its base, allowing it to be only a few centimeters off, our hard-working crews did that! Enjoy some photos of the process.

Community Voices

At the 2019 Taste of Soul Festival we asked community members what they hoped for the future line and and the role that it will play in the community. Those community portraits and voices will be turned into art banners and placed at construction fencing sites along the project corridor. Keep an eye out for these community voices and faces soon! You might see some familiar faces along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project alignment!

Connected Communities

Please join us at the Crenshaw Farmers' Market on February 29th to help us improve the walking and biking experience near the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw Boulevards! 

Crenshaw Farmers' Market
February 29, 2020  |  10am-2pm
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Rave Cinemas Promenade 
3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90008

At our booth, Metro would like you to rank street improvements you want to see, like new trees and landscaping, improved crossings and sidewalks, places to sit, and better bus stops. We will be giving away free TAP cards and other prizes to participants who share their feedback! Your input will help inform Metro’s Expo/Crenshaw First/Last Mile Plan.

Can't make it to the event?
Please click here to take the online survey, before March 13, 2020.
What is the Expo/Crenshaw First/Last Mile Plan?
The Expo/Crenshaw First/Last Mile Plan looks at ways to improve public streets within 1/4 mile (about 3 blocks) from the Exposition Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard intersection. The goal is to enhance the experience for people walking, biking or rolling to the future Expo/Crenshaw Station, part of the new Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. Metro wants to hear from those who live, work, or take transit in the area. 

What is the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project?
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will create a new 8.5-mile light rail line between the existing Metro Expo Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards, and the Green Line. The line will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, El Segundo and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County. 

For more info visit our project page or contact

LA Metro News
Free Rides on Election Day 2020!

Metro will provide FREE rides on all Metro Bus and Rail lines to help people reach the polls on Election Day, which is taking place Tuesday, March 3. No fare will be charged from midnight on Tuesday, March 3 to midnight on Wednesday, March 4.

If you’re not sure where your polling place is, check here! Then hop on board to cast your vote. You can plan your trip at

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South Bay Cities Service Council Seeks Applicants

Are you an avid user of public transit? Do you feel called to public service?  The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (COG) is seeking applicants to nominate to serve during the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023 term on the Metro South Bay Cities Service CouncilThe COG serves as the nominating authority for the South Bay Cities Service Council.

Metro’s NextGen Bus Plan proposes to redesign the entire Metro bus network to create a better bus system that’s fast, frequent, reliable and accessible. This is the first major overhaul of Metro’s bus network in 25 years. Explore the NextGen Bus Plan!

Join us for a NextGen Bus Plan Workshop
Come check out potential service changes to your bus line. Explore how the NextGen Bus Plan creates a better bus system that’s fast, frequent, reliable and accessible. Community meetings are being held at different locations in LA County during February and March 2020. 

NextGen Meeting at The Foundation Center 
4 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday, February 26, 2020
11633 S Western Av, Los Angeles, CA 90047

For more NextGen Events:

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Join Us! 

March Eat Shop Play Lunch Meet Up
Join us in supporting and welcoming a new Crenshaw business, Hotville Chicken.

Tuesday, March 3 | 11:00am – 1:30pm
4070 Marlton Av, Los Angeles, California, 90008
The most authentic Nashville Hot Chicken West of the Mississippi.

Please join us at one of our community meetings to receive the latest updates on construction along the entire corridor. We will have information about Metro’s Business Interruption Fund and Business Solution Center.

March Construction Update Community Meeting
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6–7:30 pm
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza - Mall Community Room
3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90008

For accommodations or questions, please call 213.922.2736
or email

ADA & Accommodations: All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. Spanish translation and ADA accommodations can be made available by calling 213.922.2736 at least 72 hours in advance.
If you were not able to join us at past Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project construction update community meetings and would like to view our presentation please visit our web page at and click on the meeting presentations on the right-hand side.
Past Meeting Presentations

Business Solution Center 
Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Business Solution Center (BSC) provides resources, programs, and support to the small businesses along the Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor. For more information on BSC services, please visit

Business Interruption Fund 
Metro's Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to qualifying small "mom and pop" businesses directly impacted by construction; learn more by visiting To apply, visit Metro's program administrator, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR)
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