Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43), chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $15 million RAISE grant to the City of Inglewood to support the Inglewood Transit Connector (ITC) Project.
“I am proud to announce that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $15 million grant to the City of Inglewood to support the groundbreaking Inglewood Transit Connector Project,” Waters said. “This innovative project will improve access to the City of Inglewood and provide my constituents a world-class transit connection from the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line to downtown Inglewood and the City’s major sports, entertainment and employment centers.”
Waters requested $20 million in funding for the ITC in April of 2021, during House consideration of transportation infrastructure legislation. While the House-passed infrastructure bill included $9 million for the ITC in response to her request, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law, did not designate funding for specific projects, but instead included $1.5 billion in funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, which resulted in the $15 million grant award for the ITC.
“I am proud that my efforts to secure funding for the Inglewood Transit Connector made this $15 million RAISE grant possible,” Waters said. “I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and the Biden administration to secure funding for leading-edge transportation projects in Inglewood and throughout my congressional district and invest in the 21st Century infrastructure that my constituents deserve.”
The ITC Project will complete an approximately 1.6-mile fully elevated, automated transit system with three stations on segments along Market Street, Manchester Boulevard, and Prairie Avenue in the City of Inglewood. It includes construction of three center platform stations located at Market Street/Florence Avenue, Prairie Avenue/Manchester Boulevard, and Prairie Avenue/Hardy Street.