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Crenshaw/LAX Rail Transit Corridor (K Line)

Location Los Angeles, CA

Client Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Services Program Management, Project Management

Project Value $2 Billion

Hill provided program management services for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Crenshaw/LAX Rail Transit Corridor (K Line). Part of Metro’s 30-year, $30 billion Measure R Transit and Highway Capital Development Program, the north-south, light-rail K Line serves the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, and El Segundo, as well as portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Extending from the intersection of Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards to a connection with the Metro C (Green) Line south of Aviation/Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Station, the 8.5-mile alignment features a double-tracked rail line comprising at-grade in-street, at-grade within railroad right-of-way, elevated, and below-grade guideway sections; seven stations, including elevated, at-grade, and underground facilities; two park-and-ride facilities; a maintenance and storage facility; bike racks and lockers; public art at all the new stations; and utilities, landscaping, roadway improvements. Having commenced operations in fall 2022, the K Line provides critical connections with LAX as well as links to the C Line, the E (Expo) Line, and the countywide bus network.

As program manager, Hill helped plan and execute the K Line project in the context of Metro’s overall Capital Development Program. The Hill team also provided project controls, coordination, cost estimating, risk management, reporting, and closeout services for the project. In addition, Hill helped track and report all project expenditures per Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements.

Photo credit: LA Metro