REP LIEU CELEBRATES $2.4 BILLION GRANT FOR LOS ANGELES TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM EXPANSION
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority was awarded $2.4 billion to expand Los Angeles’ transportation system, including lengthening the Metro Green Line. In April, Rep. Lieu sent a letter to Governor Edmund Brown, Jr. in support of the Green Line project, which will extend the subway system from Redondo Beach to the new Regional Transit Center in Torrance.
“This is a triumph for South Bay and Los Angeles County residents, businesses and visitors. As our region continues to grow, it has become even more critical that we better connect our community through public transportation. I’m proudly supporting transit expansions like the Green Line project because they will provide better commuting options for the communities of the South Bay and ease travel through the region for residents and visitors alike. This means more cars off the road—a vital way to mitigate traffic congestion and help our environment. Connecting more people in an efficient and responsible way means we’re bringing additional commerce to more areas in our community. It’s an all-around win for our communities.”