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$4 Billion Plan for Intermodal Connections to LAX Moves Forward

Southern California is in the process of undoing the decades of planning that has left LAX isolated and inaccessible except through an ocean of congestion and frustration. Plans to connect the airport to the region recently gained critical approval.
December 22, 2014, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Adrian Glick Kudler reports that "the [Los Angeles World Airports] Board of Airport Commissioners voted to move ahead on the $4-billion Landside Access Modernization Program, which includes a new consolidated rental car center, new pick-off/drop-off/parking areas, and—most gamechangingly of all—an automated people mover to connect those spots with a stop on the forthcoming Crenshaw Line light rail and, of course, with LAX's central terminal area."

Glick Kudler details the Landside Access Modernization Program on several critical points, including the Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center, two intermodal transportation facilities, an adjacent light rail station, and the automated people mover that will connect all of the facilities in LAX's orbit.

Glick Kudler's reporting follows an announcement from the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announcing the discussion. In typical Curbed style, the article is replete with links to access the backstory on Los Angeles' ongoing project to connect the airport with the rest of the region by modes other than the automobile.

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Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Curbed LA
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