Metro is examining ways to connect the growing Metro Rail system to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The focus of this study is a five square mile area bounded by La Cienega Bl. on the east, Manchester Av. to the north, Mariposa Av. to the south and the LAX airport terminals on the west. After completing the Alternatives Analysis Phase, we have narrowed down the number of alternatives for making the connection between the regional rail system and LAX to four build alternatives.
- Direct Light Rail Transit Branch
- Modified Light Rail Transit Trunk (through LAX)
- Circulator (Automated People Mover)
- Circulator (Bus Rapid Transit)
In addition, we will also analyze the No Build and Transportation Systems Management (TSM) alternatives.
Metro wants to hear about your vision for improving transit service to LAX, including how a connection might:
- Reduce traffic congestion and improve transportation options to and from the airport
- Best serve airport users and local employees
- Provide travelers with the level of transportation they expect when visiting a world-class city
- Distribute passengers throughout the airport area
Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved in 2008, provides $200 million in partial funding for the project.