Project Update


The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Station is now available for public review and comment!

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Metro released the document for an official 45-day public review and comment period through August 6, 2016.


To review the Draft EIR online, please click here.

To view the Draft EIR in hardcopy format or by a CD at a local library location, please visit the following:


Please utilize any of our project’s contact tools noted below to leave a formal comment on the DEIR:

  • Comments can be submitted at the upcoming public hearing on July 13, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

    Flight Path Learning Center
    6661 W. Imperial Highway
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Served by Beach Cities Transit Line 109 with connections at Metro Green Line Aviation/LAX Station and LAX Transit Center. Free parking is available on site.


  • Please submit your comments through any of the various contact tools noted above by 5 p.m. on August 6, 2016.

Project Overview

Metro is planning a new transit station that will connect the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the regional rail system.
Once complete, the Airport Metro Connector (AMC) Transit Station (near Aviation Blvd/96th St) will provide a connection to a future Automated People Mover (APM) to be built and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).  In June 2014, the Metro Board of Directors approved adding a station to the Crenshaw/LAX Line (currently under construction) at Aviation Blvd/96th St that will serve as a transit “Gateway” to LAX. The AMC Transit Station is envisioned to include the following basic components:

  • Three at-grade Light Rail Transit (LRT) platforms to be served by the Crenshaw/LAX Line and an extension of the Metro Green Line
  • Bus plaza and terminal facility for Metro and municipal bus operators
  • Bicycle hub with secured parking for up to 150 bicycles
  • Pedestrian plaza
  • Passenger vehicle pick-up and drop-off area
  • Metro transit center/terminal building (“Metro Hub”) that connects passengers between the various modes of transportation

LAWA’s APM is anticipated to be an an elevated line on a dedicated right-of-way with three stations currently planned within the Central Terminal Area (CTA). Three additional stations are also planned to be located outside the CTA at LAWA’s proposed Intermodal Transportation Facility (ITF), Metro’s AMC Transit Station and LAWA’s Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC). Passengers, visitors, airport employees and others will be able to transfer quickly and easily from the at-grade Metro Transit Station to the elevated APM. LAWA will lead the environmental review for the APM, while Metro will conduct the environmental review for the AMC Transit Station.

This type of “Rail to APM” connection can be found at other airports around the country including: San Francisco, Oakland, New York (John F. Kennedy), Newark, Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Phoenix.

The Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines will also serve a station at Aviation/Century that will connect transit patrons with destinations along the busy Century Blvd corridor.
Metro and LAWA will continue to coordinate and collaborate throughout the environmental review process to design an effective connection.

Improving the connection between LAX and Metro’s regional rail system is a key priority. Metro is currently underway with formal environmental review for the AMC Transit Station (near Aviation Blvd/96th St) and continuing to coordinate with LAWA as they plan the APM. Throughout the review process for the AMC Transit Station, there will be opportunities for you to provide your comments, and we encourage your feedback.

Help us plan the AMC Transit Station. We want to hear about your vision for creating a station that:

  • Offers a quick, convenient option to connect to the airport using mass transit
  • Connects to the larger regional transportation network
  • Provides a world-class passenger experience

The AMC Transit Station can be the new transit “Gateway” to LAX for transit riders. Tell us what you think are the most important design elements and amenities for the station. We welcome your thoughts and ideas and look forward to hearing from you.

To continue to learn more about the Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station project, please continue to explore this Metro website.

To learn more about LAWA’s APM and other LAWA-related improvement projects, please visit the LAWA website at:

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