August 2020 Construction Newsletter

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Construction Progress

Dear project area neighbors,

Our project management, our contractor, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors, and all crew members have been diligently working to deliver our community a safe and efficient project. Since our last newsletter in June, we performed two clearance testing operations. Our test trains have safely been powered along 5-miles of the total 8.5-mile alignment and cleared 4 of the 8 future stations. We now have two train cars in the tunnel below Crenshaw Bl soon to begin testing. This newsletter will also highlight the delivery of Kinkisharyo P3010 train cars that have been delivered to our Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility. The delivery process is very detailed and carried out with caution to ensure the new train cars are safely able to be transferred onto the facility's tracks.

We invite you to join us at our upcoming virtual meeting to get the latest progress updates. 
Save the date for the September virtual construction update community meeting: Wednesday, September 23, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

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Upcoming Meeting Dates
Test train in motion for clearance of the southbound tracks

Crenshaw Bl Grade Crossing Restoration
Road repaving at-grade crossing on Crenshaw Bl at 54th St. 

Train Testing - La Brea Av Bridge
Train Testing operations traveling over the La Brea Av bridge 

Train Testing - Downtown Inglewood Station
Train testing operation, successfully clearing the Downtown Inglewood Station platform

Train Testing - Centinela Av Crossing
Train testing operation clearing the Centinela Av grade crossing

Train Testing - Along Florence Ave
Train testing operation clearing along the tracks adjacent to Florence Av

Train Testing - Fairview Heights Station
Train testing operation, successfully clearing the Fairview Heights Station northbound platform
Train testing operation, successfully clearing the Fairview Heights Station southbound platform

Train Testing - West Bl Crossing
Train testing operation clearing the West Bl grade crossing

Train Testing - Brynhurst Av Crossing
Train testing operation clearing the Brynhurst Av grade crossing
Train testing operation clearing into the tunnel below Crenshaw Bl

Train Car Delivery 
Train car delivery at the Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility
Train car delivery at the Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility
Train car delivery at the Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility

LA Metro Community News
Community Conversations
Histories, Triumphs, and Challenges: Stories from Our South LA
With group events and public gatherings currently on hold, it’s more important than ever to find new ways to stay connected. That’s why Metro began a series of “Community Conversations,” which are online meetings hosted by community leaders to help us learn the histories, art, activism, and cultural assets of the neighborhoods that shape Los Angeles County.

Please join us for a Community Conversation with three community leaders who represent a variety of South LA neighborhoods to take place 12 pm - 1 pm on Tuesday, August 25th.


Become a Metro MicroTransit Driver
We'd like to share a new job opportunity with you! We are hiring a small group of people to be operators and help us launch a shared ride, a new mobility service known as MicroTransit!

MicroTransit is an on-demand rideshare service offering short trips within Los Angeles County in vehicles that hold up to 10 customers, within six service zones across the County.

These job openings provide a first-of-its-kind opportunity to join an entirely new mobility service at Metro as a full - or part-time employee with benefits, including healthcare. Metro is specifically looking for highly motivated and customer-service oriented individuals with experience at private transportation ride-hailing companies. Metro will accept applications for these positions through September 2nd, 2020.
Apply By 9/2/2020
What Is MicroTransit?
The Metro Board of Directors this month will consider advancing three possible routes for the Crenshaw Northern Extension project, as well as a $50.3-million contract for environmental analysis and advanced conceptual engineering of the project. The Crenshaw Northern Extension would continue the Crenshaw/LAX Line to the north to a transfer point with the Purple Line subway and then continue to the Red Line subway in Hollywood.

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Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project
Virtual Construction Update Community Meeting 

Save The Date! Wednesday, September 23,
from 6 pm to 7:30 pm
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Get the latest details on the construction progress alignment-wide. We will showcase the latest construction milestones and will have Metro's Art Department present on the art installation progress at our eight stations.
August Service Councils and NextGen Bus Plan public hearings will meet virtually. For August meetings, all Councils will receive a regional performance report; the Councils will also each convene a public hearing to hear from the public regarding the NextGen Bus Plan. 

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project and neighboring communities are served by the Westside/Central Service Council, which is meeting on August 26th. and South Bay Service Council, which is meeting on August 20th

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Metro is coordinating with LA County Department of Public Health on response to COVID-19 / coronavirus.
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Metro is still in service for those who serve us
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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