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The Crenshaw/LAX project will be constructed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro). The project will extend the existing Metro Green Line light rail service nearer to the Los Angeles International Airport and connect it to the Expo Line light rail. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is providing funding for the project by means of a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan and a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II grant award, as well as additional targeted technical assistance to the project sponsor, LA Metro, in an effort to shorten the approval time for this project by several months. In addition, FTA and LA Metro will pilot FTA's new streamlined risk assessment approach for major transit projects to ensure risks and associated mitigation measures are identified and addressed promptly, before they become critical and cause delays to the project.
FTA published a Final Environmental Impact Statement, as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), on September 9, 2011, and expects to issue the Record of Decision for the project in December 2011.