The Crenshaw Line light rail, an 8.5-mile light rail connecting the Green Line to the Expo Line and hopefully including a stop at an LAX People Mover, is riding a wave of good news--like the recent announcement that it'll include an underground station in historic Leimert Park Village and a stop at Florence and Hindry. More recently, Metro staff released their recommendation for a designer/builder of the line, which is in pre-construction and should see heavy-duty work late in the year. The (probable) winner is: Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors. The California company, which would get a 57-month contract valued at about $1.2 billion, has had its hands in designing or building transpo systems or lines for New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta, to name just a few cities; it also designed the elevated part of the Gold Line that passes through Chinatown, is doing engineering for the Expo Line's maintenance facility in Santa Monica, and is currently working on the design and construction of the massive Honolulu light rail project (pictured). The full Metro board will accept or deny the recommendation on June 27.
· Metro staff report on recommendation for Crenshaw/LAX Line contract is now posted online [The Source]
· Crenshaw Line Archives [Curbed LA]