The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has unanimously approved moving forward with a $4-billion plan to include a new automated LAX Train that will connect passengers to the airline terminals.
The plan will include a “people mover” train, rental car center, multiple locations for passenger pick-up and drop-off, and a Crenshaw Line train station at 96th Street and Aviation Boulevard.
The new plan promises to make airport travel easier, faster, and more convenient for visitors. In addition, the airport modernization program is expected to create 40,000 jobs, remodel terminals and significantly upgrade the passenger experience at LAX.
The program is set to begin the environmental review process in January 2015. Construction is expected to begin in 2017.
“The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners decision to move forward with a $4 billion modernization plan is momentous,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who as a member of the Metro Board, played a major role in pushing for a people mover and an extension of the Crenshaw line. “Los Angeles is now one step closer to making travel more efficient and making our airport truly world class.”