We invite you to take a look at the latest progress presented during our last community meeting. The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is now 97.7% complete. Train testing is now ongoing along various sections of the alignment, you can watch the latest video oftrain testing along Crenshaw Bl here. All eight new stations are now equipped with closed-circuit cameras for safety, LED message boards, and LCD screens which will display train arrival times and system messaging once the line is in operation. Installation of landscaping, permanent fencing, and platform furniture for riders is nearly complete at all stations. You can review our January community meeting presentation and recording on our website.
Although most of the civil work is complete or nearing completion there is remaining utility work as well as remaining street restoration along a segment of Crenshaw Bl between 48th St and 60th St. As part of this work we have ongoing lane closures with occasional restrictions and detours. The remaining work also includes signalization work at street-level railroad crossings. The majority of the work remaining pertains to the project's communications systems. The project has over 8,000 individual points to be monitored and controlled by Metro’s Rail Operations Center (ROC). This means communications systems between train cabins and the ROC, between station platform communications features and the ROC, signalization communications, and other safety systems that would alert the ROC in case of a fire, earthquake, or mechanical issues.
The following images highlight the most recent work at each of the eight new stations. In this newsletter, we also highlight upcoming community meetings for adjacent projects like the Rail to Rail/River, C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance, and Metro's Traffic Reduction Study. We hope you will join our next community meeting on Tuesday, March 20th.
Martin Luther King Jr. Station
Leimert Park Station
Hyde Park Station
Fairview Heights Station
Downtown Inglewood Station
LA Metro Community Meetings
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project
Virtual Community Meeting
As part of the orders specific to the COVID-19 response and compliance with social distancing requirements limiting the number of people that can gather, LA Metro programs and projects will not hold in-person community meetings and instead hold virtual community meetings until further notice. Our meetings will be hosted via Zoom.
Join us to learn how a dynamic partnership between LA Metro, Antelope Valley Partners for Health, Para Los Niños, and First 5 LA has been addressing food insecurity by delivering food and other necessities to families in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Rail to Rail/River Active Transportation Corridor Project – spanning approximately 10 miles – will convert an existing, underutilized railroad right-of-way (ROW) into a multi-purpose pedestrian and bicycle transportation corridor on the western end of the corridor and create connections to the Los Angeles River.
Metro wants your input to re-evaluate Randolph St and other possible routes for Segment B of the project that will connect residents via a bicycle and pedestrian corridor from the Metro A Line (Blue) to the Los Angeles River. Join one of the two meetings on the supplemental environmental study for Segment B via Zoom.
Metro has a plan for better transit in LA County — which includes the Green Line Extension to Torrance Project. This project is an extension of light rail along a four-mile segment of the Harbor Subdivision Corridor from the existing Metro Redondo Beach Station to the proposed Regional Transit Center (RTC) in Torrance, served by the Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines.
Metro invites you to a scoping meeting via Zoom or our self-guided online presentation on your own time to learn more about the project and provide your comments. The meetings are being held to inform the public that Metro prepared an NOP and to solicit public comment during a review period from January 29, 2021 to March 15, 2021.
Gridlock steals valuable time and creates stress for all of us as we go about our daily lives. Yet efforts to ease traffic haven't caught up with the demands for regional growth. While the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced traffic congestion for the moment, traffic is likely to return as economic and population growth gets back on track. In fact, during the summer of 2020, the overall travel on our regional freeway system was back up to 90% of what it was before the pandemic in January 2020.
The Traffic Reduction Study will focus on determining if, where and how a potential pilot program would be successful somewhere in LA County. We want to hear from you. Metro will be holding a new round of community meetings on Zoom for the Traffic Reduction Study on the following dates:
Metro makes service changes every June and December. This time you will see bigger changes than usual because we’re introducing parts of our NextGen Plan to better serve riders with improved bus frequencies and a redesigned system to speed up trips. As part of this round of changes, we’re adding trips to busy bus lines to help with social distancing.
To find out about any changes to your bus route and schedule information, go to our service changes page. There are no changes to Metro Rail during these service changes. Metro requires everyone to wear a face covering for the safety of all passengers.
Protect each other from COVID-19 • Wear a face covering while riding Metro
• Maintain 6 feet distance from others whenever possible
• Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face
• Stay home if you don’t need to go out
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 metrobsc.net/crenshaw.