Officials celebrate funding for Willowbrook Station improvements

LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 29:  Metro presser event on August 29, 2015 at Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Blue Line Station in Compton, California.

Public officials gathered this weekend to celebrate the funding announcement last week that Metro will receive a $38.4-million state grant for improvements to the Blue Line’s busy Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station, in addition to upgrades for Blue Line signals and tracks. The work is currently set to begin next year and conclude in 2019.

On hand for the media event were Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, Metro Board Chair and L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Senator Isadore Hall, III, California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly, California Air Resources Board Vice Chair Sandra Berg, and Coalition for Clean Air CEO and South Coast Air Quality Management District Board member Joe Lyou.

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