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November 28, 2023 | Railway Age
LACMTA Logs 11th Consecutive Month of Ridership Growth
More than 26.5 million riders boarded the Los Angeles County (Calif.) Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LACMTA) bus and rail services in October 2023—up nearly 12% from October 2022 and marking the 11th straight month of year-over-year ridership growth, the agency reported Nov. 27.
October 6, 2023 | Metro The Source
What we learned from our K Line Northern Extension community events
As we’re marking the first anniversary of the opening of the K Line, we’re also looking at how to bring it further north. Over the past few weeks, we held three community events to discuss the K Line Northern Extension, one of our most ambitious rail projects. The light rail project would continue the K Line from its current northern terminus at the Expo/Crenshaw station north through Mid–City, the Miracle Mile, West Hollywood, and eventually Hollywood.
September 20, 2023 | Beverly Press
WeHo weighs in on Metro Kline route
On Sept. 19, Metro updated the community in a Zoom meeting about the development of the K Line, which is currently in the environmental impact report stage. The K Line would be an underground rail through West Hollywood that would further expand the Metro subway system throughout western parts of Los Angeles County.
September 20, 2023 | Larchmont Buzz
Metro to Begin Draft Environmental Impact Report for K (Crenshaw) Line Northern Extension
It’s been a bit more than a year since Metro provided a public update on plans for the K (Crenshaw) Line Northern Extension, but this month it’s once again holding several public meetings to provide information and seek feedback prior to entering into the environmental review phase of the project.
August 7, 2023 | Los Angeles Times
What I learned rolling with the Swifties (transit version)
If you live in Greater L.A., you probably know that Taylor Swift is in town.Even if you’re not a fan of her music, her arrival is poised to bring something big to our city — nearly everywhere Swift has taken her tour, cities have seen boosts in public transit ridership and the overall economy.
June 1, 2023 | Los Angeles Sentinel
Metro Extends Street Team and Community Engagement Program on the K Line
If you live in Greater L.A., you probably know that Taylor Swift is in town.Even if you’re not a fan of her music, her arrival is poised to bring something big to our city — nearly everywhere Swift has taken her tour, cities have seen boosts in public transit ridership and the overall economy.
May 25, 2023 | City Watch
Crenshaw K Line is a Win Win for Angelenos
LA TRANSPO - An urban transit day in Los Angeles. Riding Metro trains to the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall to hear the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
April 25, 2023 | Urbanize
A glimpse inside the new LAX/Metro Transit Center station
The $900M airport-rail link is taking shape at 96th and Aviation.
January 19, 2023 | Railfan & Railroad
LA Metro to LAX: Crenshaw Extension Opens
Having just landed after a long flight, and tired from a day of traveling, one is faced with a variety of choices for transportation to their local destination.
October 21, 2022 | Los Angeles Magazine
How Metro's New K-Line is Already Transforming the Crenshaw District
As the Metro line begins to alter this community, nonprofit Destination Crenshaw is cementing “a testament to the past, present, and future of L.A.’s Black community”
October 7, 2022 | LAist
Metro LA Expands Services and Shuttle Routes to Accommodate Over 60,000 Fans per Concert
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is gearing up to serve Taylor Swift fans attending her concerts at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood from August 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. In response to the overwhelming demand from fans asking, “Can I Go With You,” Metro is stepping up its game by adding and extending services to accommodate the anticipated 60,000 fans per concert.
August 25, 2022 | LAist
LA Metro’s K Line — The Long Awaited Crenshaw/LAX Extension — Is Opening. Here’s What Riders Can Expect
It took more than half a century of studying, planning and constructing (and delays), but the vision for a high-capacity rail line through South Los Angeles and Inglewood that links to one of the busiest airports in the world is finally arriving (mostly).
March 3, 2022 | Beverly Press Park LaBrea News
WeHo pushes for subway route expansion
It took more than half a century of studying, planning and constructing (and delays), but the vision for a high-capacity rail line through South Los Angeles and Inglewood that links to one of the busiest airports in the world is finally arriving (mostly).
December 27, 2021 | Larchmont Buzz
Metro Meetings on Crenshaw Line Northern Extension Reveal Strong Preference for Fairfax/San Vicente
Last week, Metro released the results of its three public scoping meetings prior to beginning an Environmental Impact Report for its proposed Crenshaw Line Northern Extension light rail line. The new line would connect the current Crenshaw Line from its current northern terminus at Exposition Blvd. to the Mid-City area, Miracle Mile, Fairfax, West Hollywood, and Hollywood, where it would also connect to the Metro Red Line subway. (Metro is also considering adding a futher station at the Hollywood Bowl.).
June 24, 2021 | Los Angeles Times
Letters to the Editor: Yes, you can take public transportation to LAX right now
To the editor: Do rose-colored glasses cure nearsightedness? I’m afraid that the crucial rail link to LAX will still be missing even after the $900-million Airport Metro Connector project is completed by 2024.
April 27, 2021 | The Patch
West Hollywood Encourages Residents And Community Members To Attend An Upcoming Virtual Metro Scoping Meeting
The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that Metro is starting the formal Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process for the Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX line, the project that could bring Metro light rail service to West Hollywood.
December 31, 2020 | Park La Brea News Beverly Press
WeHo tries to get public on board for rail
The West Hollywood City Council authorized an additional $80,000 for community outreach related to the Crenshaw Northern Extension Metro rail line on Dec. 21. The vote passed unanimously as part of the council’s consent calendar.
October 21, 2020 | Park La Brea News Beverly Press
West Hollywood approves study of Metro rail project
Efforts continue to bring rail service to West Hollywood, as the West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 19 to approve a rail integration study for the proposed Metro Crenshaw Northern Extension.
September 30, 2020 | WeHo rail project stays on track
West Hollywood approves study of Metro rail project
The quest to bring rail service to West Hollywood is one step closer to coming to fruition.
April 29, 2020 | Park La Brea News Beverly Press
West Hollywood backs subway extension
Metro’s Crenshaw Northern Extension project – included in Measure M, a half-cent sales tax increase which was approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 – is supposed to break ground in 2041 and be operational by 2047. However, according to a recent update during West Hollywood City Council on April 20, Metro could potentially start construction by 2026 with the appropriate funding.
October 07, 2019 | Urbanize LA
West Hollywood Pushes to Accelerate Crenshaw Line Extension
The City of West Hollywood could contribute more than $1 billion to finance a northern extension of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line, according to materials to be considered at the October 7 meeting of the West Hollywood City Council.
September 30, 2019 | LA Times
Opinion: The Crenshaw Line is a start, but L.A.'s most transit-dependent neighborhoods need more options
In the coming months, the L.A. Metro Board can take concrete steps to correct some of the problems by accelerating the timetable for extending the Crenshaw/LAX Line northward to Hollywood, with connections to the Metro’s Purple and Red Lines along the way.
September 13, 2019 | Urbanize LA
Updated Plans Revealed for the Crenshaw Crossing Development
The project would rise on County- and Metro-owned properties at Expo/Crenshaw Station.
August 28, 2019 | Los Angeles Business Journal
Bow West Wraps West Adams Redevelopment
The area is benefitting from its proximity to downtown, Culver City and the Expo Line, as well as the upcoming Crenshaw Line.
August 19, 2019 | Curbed Los Angeles
City looking for ideas to redevelop two Leimert Park parking lots
The lots are about a block from a future light rail station.
August 01, 2019 | Los Angeles Business Journal
Whole Foods Coming to Cumulus West Adams Development
West Adams is getting a Whole Foods. The grocer has signed a lease for 50,000 square feet at Carmel Partners Inc.'s Cumulus development at 3321 La Cienega Blvd.
July 29, 2019 | Curbed Los Angeles
Metro awards $15M to Destination Crenshaw
The money will go toward the construction of a large park and overlook.
July 26, 2019 | Curbed Los Angeles
Renderings revealed for $1B Clippers arena in Inglewood
The Clippers expect the arena to open in 2024—but they’re facing at two legal challenges over the project.
June 14, 2019 | Urbanize LA
Culver City's Platform Adds Open Space Below Expo Line Tracks
A park-like space now exists below a light rail viaduct at Washington and National.
March 20, 2019 | Curbed Los Angeles
Metro projects huge ridership for West Hollywood train
A northern extension of the Crenshaw Line could draw more riders than Boston’s Green Line—but will it take three decades to build?
September 27, 2018 | Curbed Los Angeles
Rail to West Hollywood inching closer to reality
Local officials want to speed up the project.
July 30, 2018 | LA Times
Metro's Crenshaw Line extension could solve many of West L.A.'s traffic woes. Build it now
Why a crucial north-south light rail that would connect to three separate east-west lines needs to be built long before 2047.
July 30, 2018 | LA Times
Will it take until 2047 to extend the Metro to West Hollywood?
L.A. Metro is studying five possible routes to extend light-rail into the heart of the Westside, extending up Fairfax, La Brea, San Vicente, La Cienega or Vermont.
July 23, 2018 | Urbanize LA
Five Options Under Consideration for the Crenshaw/LAX Line's Northern Extension
Which way should it go?
June 20, 2018 | LA Times
Metro's plan for L.A. transit would be transformative... with one small fix
Metro simply needs to speed up construction of two north-south light rail lines that are already half-built — the Green and Crenshaw lines.
June 13, 2018 | Los Angeles Magazine
Where Should WeHo's Rail Line Go?
The Metro Crenshaw Line's Northern Extension to West Hollywood has moved into the next phase and it's time to determine where it should go.
February 28, 2018 | Curbed Los Angeles
Watch a colorful glass mosaic for the Crenshaw Line come together
Sneak a peek at a new mosaic for the Martin Luther King Jr. station.
January 09, 2018 | Urbanize LA
Inside the Crenshaw/LAX Line
A tour through the $2-billion light rail line that will connect Metro to LAX.
November 09, 2017 | Urbanize LA
Joint Development Unveiled for Expo/Crenshaw Properties
Watt Companies could build 492 apartments on Metro- and L.A. County-owned sites.
April 17, 2017 | Curbed Los Angeles
Shiny new renderings of the Crenshaw Line’s 96th Street Station
The station will connect Crenshaw and Green Line riders to LAX via an automated “people mover” train.
September 14, 2016 | Urbanize LA
Watch Metro Rail Grow Under Measure M
Animated map portrays potential expansions of Metro's bus and rail network.
September 02, 2016 | Los Angeles Magazine
This Metro Extension Mockup Shows Four Possible Routes to WeHo
Each option has its own set of pros and cons.
August 02, 2016 | Urbanize LA
Envisioning a Multi-Modal Future for Crenshaw Boulevard
City releases blueprint for streetscape improvements centered around the Crenshaw/LAX Line.
April 05, 2016 | 89.3 KPCC
Metro CEO on his plan to transform transportation in Los Angeles
He hasn’t been in office for very long, but already Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Phillip Washington is rolling out ambitious plans for the future of transportation in Los Angeles.
March 25, 2016 | LA Times
Advocates and county residents ask for changes to Metro's $120-billion transit plan
Thursday marked the first time that Los Angeles County residents have addressed transportation officials about their ambitious, $120-billion plan to raise taxes and dramatically expand mass transit in the region.
March 15, 2016 | WEHOville
Looks Like WeHo Light Rail Has Moved Up Metro’s Project List
The Crenshaw Line Extension has been deemed "shovel ready", giving hope that it will be on the list if voters approve a sales tax hike to pay for it.
February 25, 2016 | Curbed Los Angeles
West Hollywood Refusing to Let Metro Rail Pass It By
The city wants an extension of the Crenshaw Line, and they've got a plan to make it happen.