The people mover would run for 2 miles, connecting downtown Inglewood, the under-construction NFL stadium and the neighborhood set to rise next to it, the Forum, and the arena that the Clippers might build.
The route would be from Market Street (where the Crenshaw Line’s downtown Inglewood station will be located) to Manchester Avenue, then down Prairie Avenue to Century Boulevard, the Daily Breeze reports. A one-way trip would take 13 minutes.
The elevated people mover would help residents and visitors access more public transportation options and “complete the first/last mile connection from the Regional Metro Rail system to the City’s major activity centers,” says the city’s website for the project.
There is no funding source yet for the project, but officials are considering forming “an Enhanced Infrastructure Finance District to use property tax increment money on the project,” says the Breeze.
The project website features a report that estimates the cost of the people mover along Prairie could be as much as $746 million for construction, then up to $17 million a year for operational costs.
A final environmental impact report for the Inglewood people mover project is expected in 2019.
Nearby, LAX is getting its own automated people mover that will also hook up with the Crenshaw Line at the 96th Street station. (The Green Line will also link to the people mover at that location.)
- Inglewood explores building a people mover from Metro’s Crenshaw line to NFL stadium, The Forum [Daily Breeze]
- Envision Inglewood [Official site]
- Inglewood residents sue to block Clippers arena [Curbed LA]