Archive for the Transportation Category

Push for local jobs in the second district

Support a Project Labor Agreement for the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority meeting on September 22, 2011. The Metro Board of Directors will vote on a proposal to establish an agency-wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to implement the new Construction Careers […]

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It’s official. Construction for phase II of the Expo line begins.

Shovels in hand and hard hats on, the nine member Expo board punctured the dirt commencing the construction of Phase 2 of the Expo Line. The groundbreaking of Phase 2 initiates construction for the portion of the Expo Line that will run from Culver City to Santa […]

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The Crenshaw / LAX Project “Meet & Greet”

The MTA will host a “Meet and Greet” networking session for all interested prime and subcontractors on September 12, 2011 at the MTA Headquarters Building, One Gateway Plasa, Los Angeles, CA 90012, in Metro’s Board Room on the 3rd Flor. The meet and greet session will begin […]

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Express Lanes Groundbreaking

[slideshow id=7] Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined other Metro Board members at the groundbreaking for the ExpressLanes project that will convert parts of the carpool lanes on the 10 and 110 freeways to toll lanes.  The groundbreaking ceremony marks an important milestone for the ExpressLanes Congestion Reduction Demonstration […]

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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Calls for Safety, Economic Protections for the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Corridor

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced a Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board motion Thursday calling for Metro to create a fund for business losses caused by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line, and for the agency to devise plans for safety, local worker hiring and streetscape […]

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Metro Finds Funding Options for Leimert Park Station and Park Mesa Heights Tunnel

The community wants the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line to have a train station in Leimert Park. The community wants that same line to stay underground through Park Mesa Heights instead of running down the middle of Crenshaw Boulevard. What has been the key point of opposition to […]

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The Struggle For a Better Crenshaw/LAX Line Continues

[slideshow id=6] The Struggle in Pictures __________________________________________________________________________________________   While hundreds of supporters looked on, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas urged the Metro Board to locate a train station in historic Leimert Park Village. He also called for the Board to run the future light rail line underground through Park […]

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I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

Plan Ahead, Avoid The Area, Or Stay Home. That’s the message public safety officials are sending to the public in anticipation of a planned 10-mile, 53-hour closure of the I-405 freeway between the U.S. 101 and I-10 on the weekend of July 16-17, 2011 for planned demolition […]

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Leimert Park Village Community Speaks Out

Los Angeles voices support for Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ motion featuring letters from Congresswoman Karen Bass, Assemblymember Steven Bradford, Assemblymember Warren T. Furutani, Councilmember Eric Garcetti, City Controller Wendy Gruel, LAUSD Board Member Marguerite LaMotte, Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell, Councilmember Bernard C. Parks, Councilmember Jan Perry, Senator Curren Price, Congresswoman Laura Richardson, Congresswoman […]

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Crenshaw/LAX in the News

   May 30, 2013 A United Front of African American Leadership Secures Crenshaw Line Station at Leimert Park Village (Los Angeles Sentinel) May 28, 2013 Battle Joined. Battle Won. Leimert Park Gets Its Metro Station (City Watch) Leimert Park Stop At The Crenshaw/LAX Line: Approved, But Not […]

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