Pathway cleared for Inglewood Connector P3

Inglewood City Council has voted to approve plans for the Inglewood Transit Connector, marking a major milestone in the project's progression.

Inglewood City Council has voted to approve plans for the Inglewood Transit Connector, marking a major milestone in one of California's premier P3 project's progression.

According to the agenda notes, the meeting considered the certification of an environmental impact assessment and adoption design standards.

Although not yet fully funded, the city’s mayor James T. Butts Jr said the project is “shovel ready” and “no public money will be used”.

Under the plans, a new 1.6 mile, fully automated light rail transit system will be built to connect the Los Angeles metro system and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District, a major entertainment hub and 2028 Olympics hosting site.

In December last year, the city released two requests for qualifications for the project to create an integrated team. The larger contract will see a team design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new system, with the other tender selecting a partner to provide transit technology supplies.