Even with COVID, we were able to keep a lot of members working. The airport is still our bread and butter location. I joined an informational Zoom meeting during which they were discussing the long-awaited Terminal 9 on the southeast corner of Sepulveda and Century. Terminal 9 will have 12 gates, 1.5 million square feet with four levels, and access to the new APM. I’ll provide more info as it comes in. Also, the Purple Lines 1, 2 and 3 are all underway. Purple Line 1 is ready to push through the Wilshire/La Cienega station with build outs to continue, and completion expected in 2023. Purple Line 2 TBM’s are drilling and have breached the property line of Beverly Hills High School with a completion date of 2025. And finally, Purple Line 3 in moving forward with demo of some solar panels at the VA, the placement of the first TBM with a completion date of 2027.
If LAX/Crenshaw is any indication, the station build outs will provide plenty of work for our members. So please be on the lookout for any of those long-term projects. I wish all my Sisters and Brothers a safe and Happy Holiday. Please continue to do the right things, and we will get through this together.