Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Station & Maintenance Facility Planning Workshops

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You are invited to participate in Station Area Planning and Maintenance Facility Planning workshops for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor. Each meeting will focus on a different segment of the corridor and will present specific information on the station(s) located in that segment. Please note which stations are associated with each meeting. The same general information on maintenance facilities will be presented at every meeting, including an assessment of all new sites under study in this phase of analysis and an update from our maintenance facility meeting on February 24th.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 (6pm – 8pm)
Ascension Lutheran Church Hall

5820 West Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(Focusing on Florence/West station)
Served by Metro Line 108

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 (6pm – 8pm)
Westchester United Methodist Church

8065 Emerson Av
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(Focusing on Aviation/Manchester and Aviation/Century stations)
Served by Metro Line 115 (walk 1/3 mile north)

Thursday, March 25, 2010 (6pm – 8pm)
Saint Mary’s Academy School Gym

701 Grace Av
Inglewood, CA 90301
(Focusing on Florence/La Brea station)
Served by Metro Lines 40, 111, 211

Saturday, March 27, 2010 (10am – 12pm)
Christ the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

3303 W Vernon Av
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(Focusing on Crenshaw/Martin Luther King Jr., Crenshaw/Vernon and Crenshaw/Slauson stations)
Served by Metro Lines 40, 105, 210, 305, 710, 740

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 (6pm – 8pm)
Lula Washington Dance Theatre

3773 S Crenshaw Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(Focusing on Exposition/Crenshaw station)
Served by Metro Lines 102, 210, 305

VIDEO: Crenshaw / South Bay Transit Corridor Briefing

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas hosted a media briefing on August 27th to provide an update on the $1.7 billion Crenshaw / South Bay transit corridor project.

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Crenshaw/South Bay Transit Corridor

Ken Alpern writes in City Watch today:

In the past two weeks, we’ve heard talk about the need to expedite planning, funding and construction for the Wilshire Subway and for the Crenshaw Corridor Project. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa held a press conference to expedite the Wilshire Subway to a faster timeline than 20 years…and I suspect most Angelenos would agree.

Similarly, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas held his own press conference and pointed out the need to properly plan for the Crenshaw Corridor Project, which will either be a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or a Light Rail Transit (LRT) that would connect the Green Line to the Expo Line (the current plan … and maybe the Wilshire/Purple Line and even Red Line as well … a proposed second phase).

Simply put, I think that the Crenshaw Corridor Project should be a LRT, and not a BRT, in order to avoid a repeat of the Orange Line mistake that had a cowardly political cadre in the San Fernando Valley let a few NIMBY’s spoil the lot for the majority who always, always, always wanted rail. Ridley-Thomas said the same, and I commend him for his visionary stance.

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Metro Crenshaw Transit Corridor – Taste Of Transit Tour

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The Metro Crenshaw Transit Corridor Project Team invites you to a “Taste of Transit” tour on Saturday, June 13 from 9 am – 1 pm. We appreciate your involvement in the planning process for this proposed project and invite you to learn more about Metro’s transit systems. To register, please call 213.891.2965. Space is limited.

Meet at West Angeles Church Parking Lot (NE Corner of 30th St and Crenshaw Blvd). Free parking is available.

Our Metro bus will leave West Angeles and travel to the Metro Orange Line in the San Fernando Valley. After riding on the Metro Orange Line, our bus will take us to Pasadena where we will have lunch at Memorial Park and then board the Metro Gold Line for Union Station. At Union Station, our bus will pick us up and return to West Angeles Church.

Complimentary box lunch provided and there is no charge for the tour.

VIDEO: Crenshaw High School Eco Club Honored By 'The Early Show'

Congratulations to Bill Vanderberg, longtime Dean at Crenshaw High School, and the Eco Club for their great environmental work which was, rightfully, highlighted on CBS’ “The Early Show” on Friday.

Read more about this great Second District story.