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Officials celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday for the $2.06-billion north-south Crenshaw Line that will connect the Mid-City Expo Line with the South Bay’s Green Line.

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Officials, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and county supervisors, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Crenshaw Line. (Credit: LA Times)

“This is a day that Angelenos deserve, a great day for L.A., a day to move America forward,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

The Department of Transportation also announced Tuesday that the project would receive a $545.9-million loan. The project also is expected to receive about $130 million in other federal transportation funds, according to a statement.

“This is a partnership — a local, state and federal partnership,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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