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LAX Officials Identify Sites for Possible Light Rail Station

Four possible sites were chosen.

Officials on Monday proposed four sites for a light-rail station at the Los Angeles International Airport and announced their “strong commitment and desire” to bring the project to fruition.

LAX board commissioners and staff selected two locations inside the Central Terminal Area (the most expensive option) west of Sepulveda, a facility near Economy Parking Lot C and a site by Manchester Square as potential locations for an L.A. Metro station.

Metro would pay for a portion of the project's cost — between $1 billion and $1.5 billion — depending on the chosen location of the station, reports the Los Angeles Times. LAX would pay for the rest.

LAX has also been evaluating a long-range ground transportation plan to the Central Terminal Area. Earlier in December, airport staff suggested new facilities east of Sepulveda Boulevard, including an intermodal transportation facility near Lot C and a consolidated rental car area near Manchester Square about a mile from the terminals. An automated people mover, such as a monorail, would connect the terminals with these facilities. 

Airport staff has “accelerated planning work” with L.A. Metro officials to ensure a synergetic plan between the Century/Aviation station and the potential LAX connector.

stewart resmer December 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM
just cant bring them selves to actually bring the rail in and out of the airport at all can they?
Hans Huth December 19, 2012 at 03:33 PM
... and lose all that parking revenue? I agree- invest those billions in infrastructure that will get people TO the airport, rather than 5 minutes OUTSIDE of the airport.
Sharron Valk December 20, 2012 at 06:00 AM
I am not surprised in the lack of competence, due to the fact that it is 2013 and LA is a major metropolitan area and seriously lacks mass transit. Hence, LA traffic.

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