Supervisor Ridley-Thomas today joined U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in announcing a vital U.S. Department of Transportation loan of $546 million for the eagerly anticipated Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line.
“Senator Boxer heard the voices of the Crenshaw community and has led us to this major triumph in our quest for a first-class rail system. It is our hope this massive infusion of federal funds will be used to move passengers to the Crenshaw corridor and on to LAX on a train that goes underground to enhance prosperity without disrupting the streetscapes of our neighborhoods,” Ridley-Thomas said.
The Crenshaw/LAX line represents the largest public works investment in South Los Angeles in history. “This project is the result of tireless efforts of a coalition of organizations and citizens who have joined together to make this vision of a new line a reality, but would not have been possible without the push in Washington from Senator Boxer,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas.