I wanted to provide a quick update on planning efforts for the Crenshaw/LAX Line because I’m aware there is some erroneous information floating around out there about the project’s approval process.
The project’s final environmental impact statement/report is presently being finalized by Metro staff with a public release date targeted at mid to late August. Metro is working with both the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration to get their approval to release the document. (The FAA is involved because of the rail line’s proximity to LAX).
If that release date is achieved, the Metro Board of Directors would review the document at the Sept. 14 meeting and issue a recommendation to the full Board of Directors, who would then discuss and vote on the document at their Sept. 22 meeting.
The Crenshaw/LAX Line is one of the 12 transit projects funded by the Measure R half-cent sales tax increase approved by L.A. County voters in 2008. The project, as being planned, proposes a light rail line between the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards and the Green Line near Aviation Boulevard.