Inglewood Transit Connector Receives $1 Billion in Federal Funding
The planned Inglewood Transit Connector has received over $1 billion from the Federal Government.
The transit project hopes to move over 10,000 people an hour to various sports and entertainment centers around Los Angeles.
What are the Details?
The Inglewood Transit Connector will be a three-stop automated transit system to bring fans and guests to the city's entertainment venues.
The venues the Inglewood Transit Connector stops at include:
- SoFi Stadium
- Kia Forum
- Intuit Dome
- Youtube Theater
Additionally, the transit connector will work with Metro and directly link people at the K-Line.
The city hopes for the project to be completed by the 2028 Summer Olympics when the Opening Games will take place at SoFi Stadium.
At its peak, the connector will take 11,000 passengers an hour and an estimated 4 million annually in 2028.
With the Federal Government providing $1 billion in funding to the Inglewood Transit Connector, the project officially has around 85% of its cost.
In total, the transit project will cost around $2 billion. Outside of the $1 billion from the Federal Transit Administration, the City of Inglewood has received $873 million from various local, state, and federal funding sources.
Once it is up and running, the fully automated transit system will cost $33 million to operate.
With the City of Inglewood still looking to receive funding for the project, the slated opening of 2028 feels rather optimistic.
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