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City Encourages Community Members to Attend March 28 Metro Meeting at West Hollywood Library to Provide Input about the Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line Northern Extension

Post Date:March 22, 2019 9:27 AM

WHAMThe City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that Metro is inviting community members 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.

Metro will host a meeting in West Hollywood on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The Metro meeting will gather community feedback about future rail service to West Hollywood such as key destinations, community concerns, design considerations, and potential route alignments. To encourage participation, the City of West Hollywood will offer extended hours on its free Cityline Commuter service shuttle so that people attending the meeting can enjoy a return trip after the meeting. Cityline Commuter is a free service that travels between the Hollywood and Highland Red Line station and the West Hollywood Library via Santa Monica Boulevard. The Cityline Commuter’s regular operating schedule is available by visiting www.weho.org/cityline. Additional departures from the West Hollywood Library will be at 7:20, 7:37, 8:02 and a final departure at 8:14 p.m. West Hollywood Advocates for Metro Rail (WHAM) will be providing free pizza, water, t-shirts, and other giveaways while supplies last beginning at 5:45 p.m.

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.

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.

For additional information, please visit www.weho.org/rail and watch the one minute #FinishTheLine video here: https://youtu.be/nPenhILOd0M.

For more information, please call David Fenn, City of West Hollywood Associate Planner, at (323) 848-6336, or dfenn@weho.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.

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