Archive for the Transportation Category

Crenshaw/LAX worker is First Lady’s special guest


When LeDaya Epps imagines the completed 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX rail line, she will be able to brag to her three children that she helped build it. As one of the few women on the project, Epps is also especially proud that she was born and raised in Compton, […]

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Grant to Increase Public Transit in West Carson Approved


West Carson is poised to become a regional transportation hub near the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center now that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a state grant to develop a plan aimed at improving transportation, sustainability and increase housing in the area. The Los Angeles County […]

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Metro Board Approves Plan to Help Riders Get Around L.A. County

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Any traveler or commuter stepping outside the train stations in London, New York City or San Francisco will find  signs posted on street corners, near busy intersections and outside Metro stations to point them in the right direction. But in L.A. County, there are 88 different cities […]

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Metro Moves Forward to Help Small Businesses During Crenshaw Construction


In an unprecedented move forward, the Metro Board of Directors recently awarded a two year contract to help small businesses impacted by Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project construction. “Rail construction is always challenging and it’s particularly difficult for nearby businesses,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “That’s why we are committed […]

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From Plan to Project: Rail to River Moves Forward


After heartfelt testimony from residents and environmental advocates calling for the revitalization of an 8-mile stretch of blighted abandoned railway in South Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted to allocate $2.8 million for pre-construction activities including architectural design work and environmental studies. By […]

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Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw Campaign Launches


Metro and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas launched the Eat, Shop and Play Crenshaw campaign recently at the 9th annual Taste of Soul festival to support businesses impacted by the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line. Approximately 40 businesses, ranging from hair salons to restaurants to furniture […]

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Crenshaw to LAX Construction Continues


Crenshaw to LAX construction continues with street closures at Rodeo Road and Crenshaw Boulevard for two weeks. The closure begins on Friday, October 24 and will continue for 14 consecutive days. During this time, north and south bound traffic traveling on Crenshaw Boulevard will not be disrupted, […]

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Metro Station Named After Civic Pioneer Alfred Hoyun Song


Sasha Song Boehling, 36, of Irvine, remembers her grandfather, Alfred Hoyun Song as a playful and loving grandpa who wore flip flops, played golf and enjoyed spicy Korean food. But at a recent monument dedication at the Metro Wilshire/Western station in Koreatown, she reflected on her grandfather’s […]

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Metro Approves Plan to help Businesses During Crenshaw/LAX construction


Recently, the 13-member Metro Board of Directors unanimously approved a groundbreaking program designed to help businesses along Crenshaw Boulevard struggling with economic losses due to construction of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line. Since construction began last January, stores, shops and salons along a stretch of the Crenshaw Corridor […]

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EV Charging Stations Available to Residents


County residents can now take advantage of new electric vehicle charging stations at various county facilities. Electric vehicle owners near the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s station in Lynwood or the Department of Health Services in Downey for example, can charge their vehicles for up to four hours, […]

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