The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has scheduled a community workshop in Westchester for the proposed Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project that will include an update on the evaluation of maintenance facility locations for the light rail line.

The meeting focusing on the proposed Aviation/Manchester (optional) and Aviation/Century stations is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Westchester Senior Center, 8740 Lincoln Blvd.

The meeting for the 8.5-mile light rail alignment will provide an update on the project, discuss input received during the past workshops and present new information on station alternatives, station area planning, streetscape and landscape design concepts as well as an update on the maintenance facility site evaluation.

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor will be 8.5 miles in length from the Metro Green Line to the Mid-City/Exposition Light Rail Transit Project, known locally as the Expo Line, now under construction, at Crenshaw and Exposition boulevards, with a travel time estimated at 20 minutes, according to Metro.

Funding for this project will come from Measure R, the half-cent sales tax initiative approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2008 to improve the region’s mobility and create the transportation infrastructure needed to help resolve local traffic congestion, air pollution and enhance economic development.

Metro is evaluating several maintenance facility sites for this new light rail line. An environmental assessment/revised draft environmental impact report that focuses solely on maintenance facility issues is scheduled to be available for public review and comments later this year. The document considers four sites along the future rail line in the LAX area and the South Bay.

Information, Roderick Diaz at (213) 922-3018 or diazroderick@metro.net.

For information on the project, www.metro.net/crenshaw.

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