Five Concepts To Modernize L.A.'s Airport

A just-released environmental report compares four alternatives for updating LAX -- the world's fifth-busiest airport.
July 14, 2003, 3pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Without construction to widen intersections and to add lanes and offramps, traffic flow within about three miles of the airport would slow to a crawl in the next 12 years,... The 5,323-page report... found that because Hahn's proposal would discourage growth at the airport — aiming for no more than the present 'theoretical capacity' of 78 million annual passengers — it is more environmentally friendly than the Riordan options, which would allow the airport to serve as many as 98 million travelers a year."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Sunday, July 13, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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