Inglewood makes $400m transit funding request

The City of Inglewood, California, has submitted its request for $400m in funding from the Transit and InnerCity Capital Program for the Inglewood Transit Connector (ITC) project.

It has published a letter to Toks Omishakin, Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), signed by state senators and assembly members backing the plans.

The letter expresses “strong support” from the politicians for the request for funding, adding that the project will complete “a critical first/last mile gap between the Countywide Metro Rail system and the city’s new rapidly growing housing and employment centers”.

It adds: “If the state is truly committed to investing transportation dollars to advance an equity agenda, there is no more worthy investment than in the ITC project.”

A shortlist of three teams battling to deliver the project was announced in May this year, with the city aiming to have the project ready for use in time for the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 2028.