Archive for the Transportation Category

Crenshaw-to-Lax Project Rolls Forward

Construction of the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line received a significant boost today with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff recommending a $1.27 billion contract to build the line. On June 27, the full Metro board is scheduled to vote on the contract and whether to approve Walsh/Shea Corridor […]

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Transforming Lives of Watts Kids: One Bike Ride at a Time

Excerpt from Intersections South LA. Click here for the complete story. On Sunday, May 5th, Javier Partida rode his bike around the Watts neighborhood with a group of 30 young adults that live in the area. While approaching a red light at the intersection of 108th Street […]

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Leimert Park Celebrates the Station

[vsw id="66945056" source="vimeo" width="610" height="400" autoplay="no"] It was a moment to relish. Melida and Company choir harmonized to the sounds of “Get on Board,” while the Rev. Cecil Murray and Pastor Kevin Sauls galvanized the crowd with grateful prayers in an early morning gathering to celebrate the […]

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Station Coming to Leimert Park

Amid cheers and sighs of relief, the two-year struggle by civic leaders and neighborhood activists, merchants, clergy and the elected officials representing South Los Angeles paid off Thursday with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board approving funding for a train station stop in Leimert Park Village. Acting on […]

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Bike Week Coming to L.A. May 13-19

Bicycling is a great way to travel around a neighborhood, especially with new bicycle lanes and paths appearing all across Los Angeles County. Look for “Bike Week L.A.” on May 13-19 to encourage Angelinos to ride bicycles to work, school and other destinations throughout LA County to […]

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Leimert Park Village deserves a rail station

Op-ed published in the LA Times on May 1, 2013. Two years ago, every one of the elected officials representing South Los Angeles — members of the City Council, the Legislature and Congress — joined in an unprecedented show of unity to call for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light-rail line […]

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Timeline for the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line

A timeline of the history of the struggle for a station at Leimert Park Village. The long-awaited decision on the fate of a Leimert Park station for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line could be announced as early as next month.

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Decision on Leimert Park Station Nears

Below is a short video with voices from the community, calling for the station. [vsw id="64602251" source="vimeo" width="610" height="344" autoplay="no"] The long-awaited decision on the fate of a Leimert Park station for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line could be announced as early as next month. In May […]

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Trailblazing Korean American Honored

[vsw id="58152993" source="vimeo" width="610" height="360" autoplay="no"] Fifty years to the month when the first Asian American was sworn into the California State Assembly, the late Alfred Hoyun Song received another distinction: the renaming of the Wilshire/Western metro station in his honor. The motion to rename the station, […]

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Metro’s Community Film Series

To celebrate the construction phase of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, video maker Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, Dreamseeker Media worked with Metro Creative Services to produce a series of six short videos that illustrate the history, current needs and anticipation for rail in the community along this future […]

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