City Encourages Community Members to Attend Metro Meetings to Provide Input about the Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line Northern Extension
The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that Metro is inviting members of the public to provide input about the Crenshaw/LAX Northern Extension rail line, which will provide critical north-south connections and enhance the existing Metro regional rail network.
During March, Metro will be holding four outreach meetings throughout the region, including one in West Hollywood. The City of West Hollywood has, for more than three years, been working with West Hollywood Advocates for Metro Rail (WHAM) and the All on Board Coalition to build support for the Metro rail line Northern Extension to connect the Crenshaw/LAX rail line with Mid-City, West Hollywood, and the Metro Red Line station at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood and enhance the existing Metro regional rail network.
The City of West Hollywood and its coalition partners are encouraging community members to make their voices heard as momentum is building to accelerate the completion of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line Northern Extension to 2028, instead of 2047, in time for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and Paralympics.
These four Metro meetings will gather community feedback about future rail service to West Hollywood such as key destinations, community concerns, design considerations, and potential route alignments. The meetings are on:
- Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Westside Jewish Community Center, located at 5870 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles
- Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Virginia Road Elementary School, located at 2925 Virginia Road, Los Angeles
- Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the United Teachers Los Angeles office, located at 3303 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles; and
- Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood
The West Hollywood City Council, in 2015, approved its plan in support of a Metro rail line Northern Extension to connect to the Crenshaw/LAX rail line. The regional impact of the Northern Extension cannot be underestimated; it will have a strong impact on many communities that are currently underserved by access to a rail line and will more conveniently connect the Los Angeles International Airport to the San Fernando Valley. It also means more mobility options to and from the City of West Hollywood and more convenient access to key destinations such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Pacific Design Center.
A one-minute video, #FinishTheLine, posted on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube channel, maps-out the benefits of the Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line https://youtu.be/nPenhILOd0M and WeHo on the Go highlights the benefits of accelerating the project https://youtu.be/TOg-R21mQjs.
For additional information about WHAM, please visit www.whamrail.com.
For additional information about the All on Board Coalition, please visit www.allonboardcoalition.com.For more information, please call David Fenn, City of West Hollywood Associate Planner, at (323) 848-6336, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.