The City Encourages Public to Share Thoughts on Future Metro Rail Service to WeHo

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The City of West Hollywood and its coalition partners are encouraging community members to make their voices heard as momentum is building to accelerate the completion of the Crenshaw/LAX Metro rail line Northern Extension to 2028, instead of 2047, in time for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and Paralympics.

In March, Metro hosted four meetings to gather community feedback about future Metro rail service to West Hollywood. More than 220 people participated in meetings. More than 110 participants attended the meeting at the West Hollywood Library. Metro’s presentation from the meetings is available here.

If you missed a meeting, you can still share your thoughts. Community members are encouraged to email Metro about their preferred alignment and any other feedback, such as key destinations, community concerns, and design considerations at: crenshawnorth@metro.net.

The City of West Hollywood has, for more than three years, been working with West Hollywood Advocates for Metro Rail (WHAM) and the All on Board Coalition to build support for the Metro rail line Northern Extension to connect the Crenshaw/LAX rail line with Mid-City, West Hollywood, and the Metro Red Line station at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood and enhance the existing Metro regional rail network.

The West Hollywood City Council, in 2015, approved its plan in support of a Metro rail line Northern Extension to connect to the Crenshaw/LAX rail line. The regional impact of the Northern Extension cannot be underestimated; it will have a strong impact on many communities that are currently underserved by access to a rail line and will more conveniently connect the Los Angeles International Airport to the San Fernando Valley. It also means more mobility options to and from the City of West Hollywood and more convenient access to key destinations such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Pacific Design Center.

A one-minute video, #FinishTheLine, posted on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube channel, maps-out the benefits of the Northern Extension of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line.

For additional information about WHAM, please visit www.whamrail.com.
For additional information about the All on Board Coalition, please visit www.allonboardcoalition.com.

For more information, please call David Fenn, City of West Hollywood Associate Planner, at (323) 848-6336, or dfenn@weho.org.

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