The $206 billion 8.5-mile Crenshaw Line will be the first new rail line in a generation to traverse transit-dependent South Los Angeles, increasing connections to a rail system that now reaches into Long Beach, the Westside, and to the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.

One unresolved issue is how the line will be linked to LAX, since it will stop 1.5 miles east of the terminals at Century and Aviation boulevards. Metro and LAX are negotiating a connection that is likely to include some kind of people mover, similar to the train that serves terminals at San Francisco International Airport. A decision on that project will be made later this year. (See previous blog post on the four alternatives being considered by Metro.)

Construction on the Crenshaw Line began on January 21 at a groundbreaking ceremony with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected officials.

READ MORE in the LA Times HERE.


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