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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

All the Details on LAX's Potential People Mover System


By Neal Broverman, May 6, 2014


Los Angeles World Airports, which operates LAX, have been working hard on the future of transportation at the airport lately—the big issue is car traffic, and it's working on a big overhaul now, plus planning a consolidated rental car facility and an intermodal transportation facility that would allow drop-offs, bag checks, parking, and a meet and greet area. Yesterday, the Board of Airport Commissioners also met to discuss the biggie: a people mover that would connect to the Metro system. As mentioned yesterday, LAWA is looking at having a PM with two or four stops at LAX; the former would require passengers walk farther, but cost about a billion less and take few years less to build (between 5 and 7 years).

That seems good, but, according to yesterday's presentation, via LA Airspace, LAWA still really wants the PM to connect to Metro via the intermodal transportation facility, which would require a spur off of the Crenshaw Line, which is already under construction. A spur to the ITF would not only require a new environmental review (a lengthy, costly process), but billions of dollars and re-routing complications with Crenshaw trains. Connecting the PM to the Crenshaw Line's Aviation/Century station would seem like the way to go, but LAWA can't seem to let the spur idea go.
· LAX plans ambitious ground transportation projects; Read the report [LA Airspace] · Here Are LAX's Two Plans For an Airport People Mover [Curbed LA]