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Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project-Area Updates 3.2.17
By Sentinel News Service
Published March 4, 2017

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (CLC)

CLC Quarterly Meeting

Please join your neighbors, local business owners, and community leaders for the upcoming Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Community Leadership Council (CLC) Quarterly Meeting on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from

6:00pm-8:00pm at the West Century Plaza- 2nd Fl Conference Room #215 located at 5777 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045. You’re invited to attend and get updates about all the CLC happenings on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project and the latest about the CLC Community Engagement, Economic Development, Quality of Life & Special Projects Workgroup Meetings. Also, meet the Hensel Phelps Herzog Joint Venture Project Team who will provide an update on the Metro Southwestern Yard Project. Complimentary valet parking available in the parking structure. Enter on  98th Street and bring parking ticket for validation.  CLC Workgroup Meetings are open to the public. RSVP or for more information, please contact crenshawclc@metro.net. Please share with your networks, constituents, colleagues and neighbors. We look forward to your attendance and participation.

EAT SHOP PLAY

 

Eat Shop Play Lunch Meet UP

Join us for a Lunch Meet Up at Michelle’s Country Diner located at 4070 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008 on Thursday, March 17th, 2017 from 11:30AM – 1:30PM. Lunch Meet Ups offer a quick & informal way to gather Metro info, grab a tasty meal and support local businesses.

METRO CONNECT

Women Build Metro LA Symposium

Metro and the construction industry are looking for women who want to join their ranks. Do you want to be part of the team? Join us for Metro’s a female-focused construction networking event. Come and meet women and recruiters from: Trade Unions, Managerial ranks at construction firms, Construction-related businesses, Pre-apprenticeship training programs, and Prime contractors. Come to learn how to start your career in the transportation industry.  Meet women who are making things happen and want you to succeed on Friday March 10, 2017 from 9am – 2pm at the East Los Angeles College S2 – Recital Hall located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park, CA 91754. For more information visit, https://metrodeod.wufoo.com/forms/k18p3vyy0qs47l3/

EAT SHOP PLAY

You can win a 7-day TAP card when you tag #EatShopPlay and #Crenshaw to your social media posts from the Pan African Film & Arts Fest, now through February 20, 2017 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall. Don’t miss this truly unique cultural experience, featuring Black artists from around the world https://www.facebook.com/events/170432423441466/?ti=icl.

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Business Interruption Fund (BIF) Informational Workshop

Metro is hosting the next BIF informational workshop along the Crenshaw/LAX corridor on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Crenshaw Yoga and Dance located at 5426 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90043. Hosted in partnership with the Metro Business Solution Center (BSC), small business owners are invited to attend to learn more about how to apply to Metro’s BIF, receive tips for preparing an application and receive information about business resources. Metro’s BIF provides financial assistance to “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by transit rail construction along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Phase 1 of the Purple Line Extension and the Little Tokyo area and 2nd/Broadway segment of the Regional Connector.

To RSVP for the workshop, please email bif@metro.net or call 213.922.4258. Learn more about Metro’s BIF by visiting metro.net/bif. To apply, visit Metro’s fund administrator Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR) at www.pcrcorp.org.

Business Solution Center

Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Business Solution Center (BSC) is here to support your business. The BSC provides small business owners with direct hands-on assistance including access to business resources, programs, educational classes and workshops. Business owners in the Crenshaw/LAX Corridor are invited to stop by Metro’s BSC located at 3450 Mount Vernon Drive (located inside the LA Urban League) during open hours M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or visit the website for more information about the FREE services and resources www.metrobsc.net.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

 

Park Mesa Guideway – Street Reconfiguration 46th St to 59th St

As part of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Metro’s contractor, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will implement a new street configuration in Park Mesa beginning at 9am on Friday, February 3, 2017 through 6am Monday, February 6, 2017. The new street configuration will allow for the safe construction of the light rail guideway and will remain in place until 2019. No Parking will be allowed on Crenshaw Bl between 46th St and 59th St during the implementation of this new configuration. Vehicles parked in no parking areas will be towed.

What To Expect

  • New traffic signals will be installed at 48th St, 50th St, 52nd St and 54th St.
  • Lane closures; with a minimum of one lane of access for both northbound and southbound traffic on Crenshaw Bl at all times during the implementation
  • After the new street configuration is in place, two through lanes will be maintained on Crenshaw Bl.

JOBS

 

Join Metro’s team of dedicated transportation professionals and help provide the people of Los Angeles County with one of the most effective and efficiently operated mass transit systems in the entire country.

Metro offers a variety of employment opportunities that present exciting challenges and growth opportunities in an outstanding work environment. Metro also offers its employees competitive salaries and an attractive benefit package. Computers are available to complete online employment applications at the following location:

METRO Headquarters
Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza Level
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2932

For more information on current job opportunities, please contact the job hotline at (213) 922-6217 or visit www.metro.net/about/jobs.

STAY CONNECTED

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Get the latest information on construction activities in your neighborhood by staying connected.

Hotline     (213) 922-2736

Email         crenshawcorridor@metro.net

Website    www.metro.net/crenshaw

Facebook www.facebook.com/crenshawrail

Twitter     www.twitter.com/crenshawrail

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