Live Tour: A Transit Renaissance in Los Angeles

Join us for a close look at the new Crenshaw LAX Transit project that includes three light rail stations connecting the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Willowbrook, Norwalk and El Segundo with LAX. 

When: Thursday, November 12, 5pm EST

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Join us as we tour through three new Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations: one aerial station at Aviation/Century near LAX, one at-grade station at Downtown Inglewood near the 2028 Olympics Games and the National Football League/SoFi Stadium Community and one underground station at Martin Luther King Blvd. in the heart of Los Angeles’s famed Crenshaw community.

This tour will feature in depth discussion of LA Metro’s new Systemwide Station Design, which is a state-of-the-art “Kit of Parts” used for this 8.5 mile line, connecting the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Willowbrook, Norwalk and El Segundo with LAX. We will show how The Airport Metro Connector Station is a flagship multi-modal transit station by Metro that creates inclusive access and interchange between the new Crenshaw/LAX LRT Line, the Green Line, the LAX Automated People Mover (APM)—an active 15-bay bus terminal, a substantial bike hub facility, and significant improvements to the surrounding public realm. See how the station seamlessly brings each of the transit modes together in a highly legible design that uses light, space, and visual connections to enable passengers to move freely through the project.

You will understand how this is a uniquely Southern Californian design that is authentic to its location, celebrating the weather, native ecology, and the art of Los Angeles. Explore how the Metro Division 16 Southwestern Yard facility, which is a Light Rail Transit maintenance facility, serves both the Crenshaw LAX Transit Project and Metro Green Line (Metro C and J Lines). We will discuss why the facility is located adjacent to the Airport Metro Connector Station so it can have direct access to Metro C and J Lines.

Learning objectives

  • Members of this Virtual Tour team will present three projects and how they work together to provide integrated mobility solutions to connect LAX with Metro’s expanding regional transit system.
  • Explore the new approach to station design established by Metro, Los Angeles’ transportation agency, and its application on one of the newest Light Rail Lines being put into service in LA’s growing transit network, a region better known for its roadway congestion.
  • Understand the complexities of integrating a multi-modal transit system designed and built by Metro with the new automated people mover being designed and built by a private developer for LAX.
  • Learn how the team was able to achieve the project’s high design ambitions while negotiating the seemingly conflicting desires and requirements from the myriad of stakeholders involved in major public infrastructural projects.
  • Discover the ways the team was able to create an environment that de-escalates the stress associated with both air and mass transit travel.

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  • Andrew Byrne


    Partner | Grimshaw

    Andrew Byrne, BArch (Hons), AIA, RIBA, RAIA, a partner of Grimshaw, is highly experienced in a...
  • Debra Gerod


    Partner | Gruen Associates

    Debra Gerod, FAIA, LEED AP is a Partner at Gruen Associates with 30 years of unparalleled...
  • Adam Light


    Senior Director, Systemwide Design | Los Angeles Metro

    Adam Light is the Senior Director for Los Angeles Metro Systemwide Design. He and his team of urban...
  • Anthony Loui

    Assoc. AIA

    Senior Transportation Manager | Los Angeles Metro

    Anthony Loui has more than 20 years' experience in the fields of transportation and city planning,...

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