Infrastructure and Transportation
Inglewood serves as a reminder of what communities can accomplish when leaders, local organizations and citizens join forces to change the status quo. In recent years, the city has made great strides to improve the quality and delivery of essential public services. Today, transit workers are moving ahead with plans to extend the Crenshaw/LAX Metro Line into Inglewood, increasing access to public transportation for local residents.
In April of 2015, Inglewood drafted a new contract that scrapped the old system and vastly improved the efficiency of street sweeping in Inglewood. With five full-time workers and five state-of-the-art mechanical street sweepers, Inglewood has the resources needed to effectively reduce contamination of surface waters and improve roadway conditions and aesthetics. The city now saves $500,000 per year.
The city audited and revamped its Residential Sound Insulation Program after Mayor Butts took office in 2011. It is now the number one program of its kind in the nation, having successfully insulated more than 4,000 homes in the last three years.
After a complete overhaul of the existing system, the efficiency of the street paving program in Inglewood has improved tremendously. Notably, the city paved more streets in the last two years than in the last 15 combined. In just a few of years, the city was able to repave 87 miles of road.
Metro Line Extension
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will serve a whole host of areas in South LA, including Inglewood. The plan is to construct several new stations in and around Inglewood which will decrease traffic congestion, provide new job opportunities for residents, and spur economic growth. Stations are set to be built at Aviation/Century, Westchester/ Veterans, Downtown Inglewood, Fairview Heights, Hyde Park, Leimert Park, MLK Jr., and Expo/Crenshaw.