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The Crenshaw Line will be the next light rail project planned for LosAngeles. Metro received $546 million federal loan to begin construction on the light rail project that will ultimately cost $1.4 billion. Metro plans on breaking ground early this year and is expected to complete the project by 2018. The line will run between the Green Line’s Aviation Station to the under construction Expo Line’s Crenshaw Station. The light rail will leave the Aviation station, past LAX, run through Downtown Inglewood and Hyde Park where it will connect to Crenshaw Blvd where it will continue north on Crenshaw to Exposition Blvd. The Crenshaw Line will not connect to LAX directly, however will have a stop at Century Blvd where Metro has proposed an extension into the airport terminal or the use a “People Mover” to connect the rail to LAX Terminals. The project purpose is to improve public transit service and mobility in the Crenshaw Corridor between Wilshire and El Segundo Blvds. The federal loan would be repaid over 30 years with funds from Measure R.