Compton's Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center reopens
Compton officials celebrated the long-awaited opening Thursday of the city's reconstructed Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center, a joint project of the city and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The project, launched in 2001, included demolition of the old transit center and construction of a new multi-modal center with office and retail space. City officials called the project a "key component" for the city's downtown master plan.
The reconstruction began in June 2009. The city received a $3.2-million grant from Metro and used bond funds to pay the rest of the $12.6-million project budget.
-- Abby Sewell