Proposed Rail Station to Provide Future Rail Connection to LAX

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to move forward with a station near LAX, proving they'd made more progress in the last 12 months than in the previous 25 years to bring transit rail to the airport.

"In a unanimous vote, the county's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors agreed to proceed with further study of a proposed $200-million light-rail station a mile and a half east of LAX's central terminal area. The station would connect Metro's Crenshaw Line, now being built, to a proposed aerial, monorail-like system that will carry passengers to their terminals," reports Laura Nelson.

"The added station, at 96th Street and Aviation Boulevard, would be less than a half-mile north of another planned Crenshaw Line stop at Century and Aviation boulevards. Officials say the new station will serve as a link to a people-mover system expected to connect a consolidated car-rental facility, a planned ground transportation hub and the LAX terminal area."

The 96th Street station will need to go through design and environmental review, as well as resolving cost issues, before construction can begin, but the added station is not expected to delay the 2019 opening of the Crenshaw Line. 

Full Story: Metro approves new train station to connect rail to LAX

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