Sept. 26, 2006

Rick Jager/Marc Littman
Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority
Media Relations

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213.922.2707/922-4609
www.BuildExpo.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Media Advisory
EXPOSITION METRO LINE CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY BREAKS GOUND ON L.A.íS NEWEST LIGHT RAIL PROJECT TO SERVE WESTSIDE COMMUTERS

WHAT:

The Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority will join a host of local elected officials including Mayor Villaraigosa, County Supervisors Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Gloria Molina and Culver City Mayor Gary Silberger for a groundbreaking event to officially mark the beginning of construction on the 8.5-mile Exposition light rail line. The light rail project, once completed in 2010, will ease travel times between the Westside and downtown Los Angeles. The $640 million project will include eight new stations along the Exposition right-of-way from downtown Los Angeles to Washington/National in Culver City. The Exposition Line will offer faster and more convenient access to many destinations. Whether traveling to work in downtown Los Angeles, exploring the museums in Exposition Park or dining and shopping in Culver City, the Exposition Light Rail Line will get people where they need to go quickly and efficiently.

WHEN:

Friday, September 29, 2006, 9 a.m.

WHERE:

Exposition Boulevard Median (right-of-way) between West Boulevard and Hillcrest Drive (Approximately ¼ mile west of Crenshaw Boulevard) Los Angeles (Thomas Map Book Page 673, D-1)

WHO:

  • Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Chair of the Expo Construction Authority
  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Supervisor Gloria Molina, Metro Board Chair
  • Culver City Mayor Gary Silberger
  • Rick Thorpe, CEO of the Expo Construction Authority
  • Members of the Expo Construction Authority Board of Directors

VISUALS:

Artist renderings of rail stations for the Expo Line will be on display. Local elected officials will participate in a groundbreaking event marking the beginning of construction.

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