The Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor is now available for review and public input.

The environmental document will be posted under Reports and Info at:www.metro.net/crenshaw.

It is also available at the Metro Transportation Library at the Westchester-Loyola branch library, 7114 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester, and at One Gateway Plaza, 15th floor, in downtown Los Angeles.

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor is an 8.5-mile light rail line that will extend from the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards to the Metro Green Line’s Aviation/LAX station. The project will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, and El Segundo and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

The light rail line will have at least one station in Westchester at Aviation and Century boulevards. An optional location, which a group of east Westchester homeowners have lobbied in favor of, could be located at Aviation and Manchester Avenue.

The former stop would provide a link directly to Los Angeles International Airport with a People Mover to transport commuters to the airport.

The deadline for comments on the environmental report is 5 p.m. April 11. Comments can be made at the hearing, mailed to Crenshaw/LAX Project Manager Roderick Diaz, Metro, One Gateway Plaza, 99-22-3, Los Angeles CA 90012, or e-mailed to diazroderick@metro.net.

Metro staff is also analyzing four sites for the development of a new maintenance facility, which will be used to store, maintain, repair, and clean light rail vehicles. The sites are located in the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne and Redondo Beach. Metro staff will also update the community on an analysis of parklands and historic resources.

Transportation officials held a public meeting March 1 to update the community and to receive comments on the evaluation process of the proposed maintenance facility sites for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Light Rail Project.

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