Late last year, the Biden administration announced that it would provide $1 billion for the construction of Inglewood's new automated people mover system. Following President Biden's State of the Union address, the upcoming federal budget looks to provide a down payment.

The federal budget for fiscal year 2025 calls for providing $200 million for the project, called the Inglewood Transit Connector, which would link the K Line's Downtown Inglewood Station with SoFi Stadium and Intuit Dome.

“Today the Biden/Harris Administration demonstrated their commitment to the ITC Project and their faith in the City of Inglewood and its partners to deliver this transformative investment for our community and region,” said Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts in a news release. “We are grateful for the support, and we will use it to further energize our work.”

The 1.6-mile people mover system would travel a route along Market Street, Manchester Boulevard ,and Prairie Avenue, using 24 driverless vehicles to offer service as frequently as every two minutes during major events. The system is being designed with capacity to carry up to 11,000 passengers each hour during concerns, NBA games, and NFL matches, although just 414 passengers are projected to use the system during normal peak-hour conditions.

People mover mapCity of Inglewood

To date, Inglewood has raised more than $1.8 billion for the project - short of the total $2 billion price tag.

“Our project team is on track to finalize our funding agreement with the federal government," said Butts. "We are working with our partners to secure the remainder of the needed funds to match this significant federal support for the ITC and expect to have the commitments we need in hand soon."

Inglewood is currently looking to source an additional $200 million to cover the full cost of the project from local sources, per @numble.

Under current plans, the city expects that the people mover would open for revenue service in 2030. Although not a part of the current project, the design of the transit connector leaves the door for a potential future extension southward to connect with the C Line's Hawthorne/Lennox Station.

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