Learn about Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) at upcoming workshops

Metro and the Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation will be hosting a second series of pilot Business Interruption Fund (BIF) workshops for firms in the area of three Metro Rail construction projects — the Crenshaw/LAX Line, Purple Line Extension’s first segment to Wilshire/La Cienega and the Little Tokyo area around the Regional Connector’s work sites.

Workshop participants will learn about the BIF and receive information from program staff about how small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by Metro rail construction can apply for the program, which provides some compensation to firms that qualify. Program staff will share information about the application process, provide tips for how to prepare the application and provide information about the financial materials required to demonstrate loss of business revenue directly related to construction of Metro Rail transit projects.

The BIF was authorized by the Metro Board of Directors. Metro BIF workshop locations and hours:

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Corridor

Wednesday September 30, 2015


Metro’s Business Solution Center

(Co-located at the L.A. Urban League)

3450 Mount Vernon Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

10:30am – 11:30am

Inglewood City Hall

(Community Room A, 9th Floor)

One Manchester Blvd.

Inglewood, California 90301

Purple Line Extension, Phase 1

Wednesday October 14, 2015


5200 Wilshire Apartments

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Community Room, 3rd Floor

**Street parking only

Regional Connector, Little Tokyo area

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

10:30am – 11:30am

Little Tokyo Branch Library, L.A. Public Library

203 S. Los Angeles Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

For additional information and to make reservations, please e-mail Adriana Hernandez at hernandezad@metro.net or call (213) 922-2614.