Bridging the Future

The Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority is an independent transportation planning, design and construction agency created by state legislation in 2003. The Authority was created for the purpose of awarding and overseeing final design and construction contracts for completion of the 15.2 mile, $2.5 billion Exposition Light Rail Line from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Construction on Phase 1 of the line, from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City, began in 2006 and the line opened to the public in 2012. Phase 2 of the project, which will extend the line out to Santa Monica, is now underway and construction is expected to be completed by 2015. Once Phase 2 is completed, the line will be operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) as part of the countywide rail network.

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The Authority is governed by a seven-member board of directors that includes elected representatives from each of the three cities along the corridor, the two County Supervisors for the area, and a representative appointed by Metro. The Metro Chief Executive Officer also serves on the board as an ex officio, non-voting member.


Meet the Board

Shiela Kuehl

L.A County Supervisor
Third District

Jay Greenstein

L.A City Appointee
5th District

Andrew Westall

L.A. City Council

Pam O’Connor

City of Santa Monica

Phillip A. Washington

Chief Executive Officer, Metro
Non-Voting Member

Jim B. Clarke

Culver City Mayor

Mark Ridley-Thomas

L.A. County Supervisor
Second District

Paul Backstrom

L.A. City Council
Eleventh District
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