The City of West Hollywood has long supported increasing its transit options. Starting in 2015 the City approved a plan to conduct outreach and build public support of a Metro rail project that would extend the Crenshaw/LAX line (scheduled for completion in 2020) to connect to high volume destinations including LACMA, the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Beverly Center retail complex, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Hollywood & Highland, the Sunset Strip and other popular landmarks.
The Crenshaw/LAX Line Northern Extension would also provide linkages to five Metro rail lines (Green, Blue, Purple, Red, and Expo) creating a north-south connection stretching from South Bay to the San Fernando Valley and closing a critical transit gap in the regional network.
Although this project has allocated funding, a completed feasibility study and significant public support, current plans don’t have construction beginning until 2041.
The City of West Hollywood, consistent and determined in their historical role as proactive transit advocates, is funding efforts to accelerate this timeline and has established an advocacy group called West Hollywood Advocates for Metro (WHAM) to provide ongoing public education and support.
TRG, working on behalf of the City of West Hollywood, has been leading outreach and public education activities since 2015 and our collective efforts are beginning to show results as Metro recently announced the release of an RFP to conduct an EIR to study the project further.