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 to connect to high volume destinations including LACMA, Pacific Design Center, the Beverly Center retail complex, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Hollywood & Highland, the Sunset Strip and other popular landmarks, including the Hollywood Bowl.
TRG, working on behalf of the City of West Hollywood, has been leading outreach and public education activities since 2015.
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 two advocacy groups, West Hollywood Advocates for Metro (WHAM), and the All on Board Coalition (AOB), to provide ongoing public education and support within West Hollywood and throughout Los Angeles County.
The Crenshaw Northern Extension would also provide linkages to five Metro rail lines (C, A, D, B, and E) creating a north-south connection stretching from South Bay to the San Fernando Valley thus closing a critical transit gap in the regional network.
After our extensive outreach campaign to garner support for the Northern Crenshaw Extension, the Metro Board unanimously approved a $50 million contract to begin the environmental analysis stage of the project during their August 2020 Board Meeting – 20 years before their original plans projected construction to begin. View the support video we put together for the Metro Board here.