Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement in reaction to the appropriation of $120 million from the Los Angeles City Council and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for an underground train station in Leimert Park Village along the Crenshaw Line:
"The announcement of funds to build an underground train station in Leimert Park Village along the Crenshaw Line is welcomed news for so many residents who have patiently and diligently worked to make this day possible. Leimert Park Village is a vitally important cultural destination in our community and construction of an underground station ensures this area continues to thrive and fully reap the economic benefits such a project can provide. I commend all of the local leaders both inside and outside of government who have fought and believed in this project from day one. I will do all that i can to further support the construction of this station in the months ahead."
According to separate announcements from the city council and MTA, the council has pledged $40 million for the project while the MTA has agreed to $80 million for a grand total of $120 million.