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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Fighting to Secure Federal Funding to Build Leimert Park Station on Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line

April 13, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after initiating a letter signed by Los Angeles Congressional Members to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood which fights for federal funding from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program to build a Leimert Park Station on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

“Securing funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER grant program for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project is a critical step to ensure the longevity of Los Angeles’ infrastructure while improving resident’s access to safe and reliable public transportation options. With support from LA Congressional Members, a letter was sent to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood offering our strong support for Metro’s grant application, which requests $125 million to build a station at Leimert Park and stimulate economic growth throughout the LAX/Crenshaw corridor.”