Monday, January 16, 2012

Crenshaw Light Rail Line Moves Forward...

(Captured from the 1/12/12 Bernard Park's ENews Letter)


The Federal Transit Administration issued its final approval of plans for a $1.72 billion transit line along Crenshaw Boulevard, running from the Green Line near Los Angeles International Airport to the Expo Line, it was announced on Wednesday.  The FTA's Record of Decision gives the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority the green light to acquire property, purchase rail cars and move utilities to build the light rail.
The Dec. 30 ruling declares Metro's environmental impact report for the project officially in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. It also makes the project eligible for federal funding.
The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX line will be the first to connect a major population center of South Los Angeles to the rest of Metro's rail network. The line will connect with the Expo Line on the north end and the Green Line on the south end, serving passengers near Leimert Park, in Inglewood, Hawthorne and El

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