FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2009 Contact: Aurelio Rojas 213-280-6579
James Bolden 213-200-5314
SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS TO TRAVEL TO
Supervisor will meet with members of Congress, the Obama administration
LOS ANGELES – Building on last week’s unanimous vote by the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build a light rail system along the Crenshaw to Los Angeles International Airport Corridor, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will be in
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas championed the $1.7 billion project, which according to MTA staff projections will generate 7,800 jobs – twice as many as a proposed bus rapid transit alternative would have produced.
The Supervisor, who left for
The MTA has conducted extensive outreach regarding the Crenshaw/LAX project, and through the process, the community has identified several concerns regarding public safety and economic impacts.
On Oct. 22, the MTA Board of Directors approved a joint motion by Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Mike Antonovich to pursue a variety of federal funds to close budget gaps on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor and Gold Line Foothill Extension.
“We’re looking for the federal government to partner with the
The MTA Board of Directors also unanimously approved its Long-Range Transportation Plan, with an amendment by Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Antonovich, intended to ensure that the long-range plan provides regional equity and an appropriate balance of projects and priorities.
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