Councilman Bill Rosendahl is urging his constituents to take part in an online petition in support of a bid option to build a Westchester Station along the Crenshaw/LAX line.
Here is the text from the petition that the Councilman posted on Change.org:
Please support Supervisor Don Knabe’s motion to include a Hindry station option in the construction bids for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project.
The decision not to include a Manchester station effectively disconnects the entire Westchester community from the Metro Rail network.
Supervisor Knabe’s motion to include the Hindry/Westchester station in the upcoming Crenshaw/LAX Corridor Project construction bids would provide for a future Westchester station if it can be designed and constructed within the project budget. The motion would also keep open the opportunity to pay for a station from sources outside the Metro budget, should funding become available.
A Hindry station could spur the type of urban renewal that would bring vast economic and community benefits to this under-utilized corridor in Westchester. Further, it would close an unusually long gap of 3.5 miles between stations in the currently approved project.
Metro’s Construction Committee is discussing this issue today and Metro’s Board of Directors is expected to take up the issue at a later date.
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project is an 8.5 mile light rail line that will extend from the intersection of Crenshaw and Expositions Boulevards to the Metro Green Line’s Aviation/LAX station. The line will offer access to Los Angeles International Airport and improved mobility in the area, as well as provide jobs and economic development possibilities.
Do you want a Manchester/Aviation Station on the Crenshaw/LAX line? Be sure to sign and share the petition! Read Bill Rosendahl’s letter urging Metro to agree on a bid option to build a Westchester station along the Crenshaw/LAX line.