City of Inglewood

Inglewood Transit Connector

In 2016, when the NFL announced that the Rams and Chargers would be relocating to the City of Inglewood and building a new stadium for football, concerts, soccer and maybe even a future Olympics—the City of Inglewood saw a rare opportunity to provide a seamless connection for fans from across the County to access this new state-of-the-art destination without having to drive or brave the traffic common for major sporting and entertainment events.

What started some years ago as “the Goal Line” task force has evolved into the Inglewood Transit Connector (ITC) Project a 1.6-mile, three-station, fully elevated, electrically powered light-rail transit system. This project will close the last-mile gap, connecting passengers between Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line and Downtown Inglewood to the country’s premier sports and entertainment corridor. Proposed stations include Market Street/Florence Avenue, Prairie Avenue/Pincay Drive, and Prairie Avenue/Hardy Street.

Since inception the project has secured over $873 million in local, state, and initial federal funding, positioning the project for completion ahead of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.

Most recently in January 2024, the ITC project secured an additional $1 billion in federal funding. This grant, provided by the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Program, will cover 50% of the estimated project cost. This funding milestone also demonstrates a significant endorsement from the federal government, recognizing the regional impact of the transit system and its ability to reduce traffic congestion and associated emissions. The project is poised to serve several major entertainment venues, including SoFi Stadium (home of the NFL’s LA Chargers and LA Rams), Intuit Dome (future home of the NBA’s LA Clippers), and the Kia Forum.

The Robert Group (TRG) has been involved with this project since its inception and continues to be at the forefront, providing public education, listening, and capturing ideas on how to improve the project and benefit the community - all while building community support. These outreach efforts are critical to steering the project through the rigorous Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) phases.

TRG's initiatives go beyond conventional methods, incorporating innovative outreach strategies such as project video simulations, interactive community exercises, community walking tours, and pop-up events to demonstrate active and informed community engagement.