US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg Tours LA Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Updated: Jul 14



Look Who Was in Town!

United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was in Los Angeles touring LA Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project on Friday, July 8, 2022.

BuildOUT California Founder and Co-Chair of our Transportation Working Group (TWG), Marcy Szarama, President of Destination Enterprises, a LGBT-owned company, and her staff, have spent the last six years working on the landmark Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

In terms of background, the LA Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is a $1.5B Design/Build project consisting of an 8.5-mile light rail line, 5.5 miles of at grade track, 3600 feet of cast-in-place bridge structures, 4600 feet of U-wall, 4700 of cut & cover trench and 6000 feet of tunnel, with 8 new train stations, 3 underground, 4 at grade and 1 elevated. It also includes Metro Division 16, the rail maintenance facility for the project, which consists of a LEED Silver 145,000 square foot maintenance facility, rail repair, maintenance, and storage buildings and track, and was completed on time and budget in January 2019.

Destination Enterprises (DE) is providing the Claims Manager for the project, along with several claims specialists, rail and systems inspection, and cost estimators (including the project lead estimator).

The long-awaited project will open to the public in the Fall of 2022 and will provide connecting service from Metro's E (Expo) Line at USC to the C (Green) Line in El Segundo. The Airport Metro Connector (AMC) Station is a mobility hub which will include a 9th station located within the Crenshaw alignment and will allow direct connection to LAWA's Airport People Mover. The project brings much-needed transportation throughout the historically underserved communities of Crenshaw, Leimert Park, Inglewood, Westchester and El Segundo.

DE is a Prime CM on the AMC project, providing inspection, office and field engineers, safety and environmental oversight, and LEED Commissioning.

https://www.metro.net/projects/crenshaw_corridor/