Transit Project Threatens To Disrupt Residential Area by KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley published on 2014-03-08T01:58:37Z The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is a $2 billion operation by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. At 8.5-miles, the project will serve the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding areas, with a total of 8 stations. Jose Ubaldo, Metro Representative, believes the project will create jobs in addition to giving residents better access to travel: But the project has come under heavy criticism from residents near Crenshaw Blvd. The community based Crenshaw Subway Coalition is filing suit against MTA. Damien Goodmon, Executive Director of CSC, explains why he believes the project will be detrimental to the community. Goodmon believes that a street level transit would not only hurt these businesses, but be unsafe for residents living near it. But Ubaldo says MTA has plans to address these issues: Many residents agree that building the rail underground would better serve their interests. CSC has negotiated 2 out of the 3 miles planned, to be built underground. Now the group is negotiating for the remaining mile, which expands from 48th-59th street. The project is expected to be completed by 2019.