Tuesday, December 18, 2012

LAX officials unveil possible light-rail station sites

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) staff says it has a strong commitment and desire for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to locate a light-rail station directly at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

To support this proposal, LAWA has committed to provide airport property located west of Sepulveda Boulevard on the east end of the Central Terminal Area (CTA) to create the opportunity for an on-airport LACMTA light-rail station.

LAWA staff reported that it has substantially accelerated planning work and coordination with LACMTA staff to evaluate the best interface of its facilities with transit.

LAWA and LACMTA have jointly identified the following site options on LAWA property where a light-rail interface could be designed that result in a direct connection to a future automated people mover system and that airport officials believe would bring a high level of service and connectivity for passengers.

• An area west of Sepulveda Boulevard on the east end of the CTA

• A proposed intermodal transportation facility in the vicinity of Economy Parking Lot C

• Manchester Square

According to airport officials, the next steps will be to continue close coordination with LACMTA to identify opportunities to link transit with airport facilities and develop project level concepts and related technical and environmental analyses.

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