As you may have read, there's been talk about improving or restoring rail transit on the Crenshaw Corridor since the late 1940s! Move LA has been part of that conversation for almost two decades, and thanks to our effort to get the Measure R half-cent sales tax on the ballot in 2008—and thanks to voters for passing it—that dream becomes a reality this Friday!
Tomorrow the K Line opens to the public at noon—isn't it a beauty?! The Crenshaw Corridor was once well-served by LA's storied streetcar system and has one of the highest population densities in Los Angeles.
This is just the first segment of the K Line—with seven stops between the Expo/Crenshaw Station and the Westchester/Veterans Station. One day the proceeds of Measures R and M will create a corridor that travels all the way from Torrance to LAX to the Crenshaw Corridor to West Hollywood and to Hollywood! Move LA Founder Denny Zane built the coalition that played a key role in the passage of both R and M!
To celebrate the opening we are partnering with LA Metro on a BIG community event—the K Line Fest!—and you and your friends can register for Move LA's “K-Line Scavenger Hunt”! Each registered team of 2-6 people will receive FREE commemorative TAP Cards to ride the K Line—available as long as supplies last at Move LA's booth in Leimert Park on 43rd Place between Crenshaw and Degnan.
We will provide you with a list of clues that you can find at K Line stations, businesses and organizations along the route. Then you must take photos or videos of the objects and post them on your team's Instagram or Facebook accounts—include #MetroKLine and @movelatransit to win points.
Any team that gets 50 or more points will win a special edition commemorative pin AND a really cool K-Line t-shirt (while limited supplies last)!
The contest starts after the K Line opens at noon and teams must come back before 5:45 p.m. to claim their prizes, but you have to register first here or at our table at the K-Line Fest!
Metro will be providing free entertainment and food, and the entire Metro bus, rail and bike system will be free for all to ride this week from Friday through Sunday!
We can’t wait to see you on Friday!