The Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line has been selected by the Federal Transit Administration as one of 14 transit projects nationwide to receive federal assistance to expedite the environmental review process.

“This announcement is wonderful news for the Crenshaw community, the city of Los Angeles, the Crenshaw Corridor, and commuters all over the county who travel to Los Angeles International Airport,” said Second District county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

The light rail line will run from the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards to the airport and continue on to the Metro Green Line to Redondo Beach. The Crenshaw/LAX Line will have one stop in Westchester at Aviation and Century boulevards.

The announcement of the federal assistance comes two weeks after the Metro board approved negotiations for a project labor agreement and construction careers policy, as well as the final environmental impact report for the Crenshaw/LAX Line.