- Associated Press - Thursday, July 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles Metro station named after civil rights activist Rosa Parks is getting an upgrade after years of blight.

Transit riders have long complained about crime, poor lighting and overall drabness at the Rosa Parks Station in Willowbrook.

Now The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1IgbWQM ) up to $1 billion in public and private investments are being made around the station. The upgrades include a plan to transform the facility and develop nearby properties to make a more attractive link for businesses, county services and a newly reopened Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital.

LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas says the station as it stands now is “unacceptable.”

The station serves light rail and bus lines and is used by thousands of daily commuters. It was built 25 years ago.



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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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