Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line opening delayed to 2020

The light rail route was scheduled to open next year

One of LA’s most anticipated new train lines will open a little later than expected. 

Metro officials confirmed Thursday that the Crenshaw/LAX Line won’t start carrying riders until the summer of 2020. It had been scheduled to begin service in fall 2019.

Metro’s chief program management officer, Richard Clarke, told the agency’s construction committee in September that the contractor building the project, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, was running months behind schedule.

Board of Airport Commissioners Awards $209M Design-Build Contract to Swinerton Builders for Intermodal Transportation Facility - West

(Los Angeles, CA) Today, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved concession and lease agreements with seven rental car companies representing 14 brands that will relocate to the new Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility when it opens in 2023.  

Gateway Properties Can Get Free LED Lighting

LADWP PROGRAM MAKES LED LIGHTING UPGRADES AVAILABLE TO GATEWAY MEMBERS  

Gateway Los Angeles buildings that meet the program pre-qualifications may be eligible for lighting upgrades, including upgrades to 24-hour lighting in common areas, such as parking garages, hallways and staircases; as well as 12-hour lighting in parking lots and outdoor locations (overhead street lamps and wall mounted HIDs - metal halide bulbs).

Trimmed!

GATEWAY COMPLETES TREE-TRIMMING THROUGHOUT THE PBID AREA 

One of Gateway’s important objectives includes beautification efforts such as maintaining the area’s trees. Throughout the month of July, Gateway crews undertook the massive effort of trimming trees throughout the Gateway area.

BOB HOPE USO MOVES INTO NEW HOME AT LAX’S HISTORIC THEME BUILDING

(Los Angeles, CA) Bob Hope USO at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has a new address today, after moving earlier this morning into the ground level of the iconic Theme Building on Center Way.  

The new center is about double the size of the previous USO facility located near Terminal 2, providing 7,100 square feet to serve current members of the military and their families traveling through LAX.  

Board of Airport Commissioners Awards $209M Design-Build Contract to Swinerton Builders for Intermodal Transportation Facility - West

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved a contract for a not-to-exceed amount of $209M to Swinerton Builders to design and construct the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West), an integral component of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).  

Los Angeles Airport Marriott Gets Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

A longtime LAX icon that has hosted numerous dignitaries and celebrities is ready to usher in a new age of travel. 

Opened in 1973 and one of the flagship hotels in Marriott’s portfolio, the Los Angeles Airport Marriott has completed a $44 million transformation, reemerging as a stylish, ultramodern hub where travelers can make an authentic Los Angeles connection.

From Groundbreaking to Ribbon-Cutting: Tips to Inspire Staff During Hotel Transformation

Hotel renovations are commonplace in today’s hotel operation landscape. From facelifts to complete overhauls, properties must take the necessary steps to stay up-to-date with current trends and the needs of today’s travelers.

While the impact a redesign has on the hotel guest is often the first area of concern for management, a team should also place emphasis on inspiring and uplifting staff, as it is their overall project knowledge and feelings towards the transformation that ultimately trickles down to the guest.

JAZZ TAKES OFF NEAR LAX

SAM FIRST IS A PASSION PROJECT OF MUSIC, ARCHITECTURE AND CLASSIC COCKTAILS
By Richard Foss

It’s halfway through the first set, and the contrabass player alternates between plucking at his strings and bowing, slapping and strumming them. A trombonist sometimes plays softly and melodically, sometimes unleashes sharp dissonances, and often doesn’t play at all. The pianist’s fingers glide up and down the keyboard, either gently tickling the ivories or pounding crashing chords. The Mark Dresser Trio’s performance is riveting, and the audience is watching with such respect that not a whisper interrupts the quiet passages.