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In June 2014, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved adding a station to the Crenshaw/LAX Line at Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street. As a result, Metro initiated the environmental review process for the Airport Metro Connector (AMC) 96th Street Transit Station.

Since that time, Metro has completed the scoping process as well as held a formal public hearing upon release of the Draft EIR on July 13, 2016. On August 6th, Metro closed the 46-day public comment period for the Airport Metro Connector (AMC) 96th Street Transit Station Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Metro completed review of these comments and provided formal responses in the Final EIR which the Metro Board of Directors voted to certify on January 26, 2017.  Public engagement and community outreach was provided throughout the environmental study process.

The AMC 96th Street Transit Station will connect the regional transit system to Los Angeles International Airport’s Central Terminal Area via an Automated People Mover (APM) that is being planned, built and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). As envisioned, the station will be the new “Gateway” to LAX for transit riders and will be served by both the Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines. It will feature a bus plaza for Metro and municipal buses, passenger pick-up/drop-off, and amenities for pedestrians and bicyclists. The start of operations at this station is anticipated for 2021-2023 timeframe. Please explore this website to learn more about the project and to sign-up to join the project email list.

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