Metro Rail to the airport

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is  examining ways to connect the region’s growing  rail system to Los Angeles International Airport. Metro will host two community workshop meetings this month to update community stakeholders on various options, including connection to the Crenshaw to LAX light rail line.

The focus of the study is a four square-mile area bounded by La Cienega Boulevard on the east, Manchester Avenue to the north, Imperial Highway to the south, and the LAX airport terminals on the west. The public will be updated on alternatives under consideration such as light rail transit, an  automated  people  mover and  bus  rapid  transit. Metro  staff  is analyzing the various options for each transit type in order to narrow down the number of alternatives that will be carried forward to the  next stage of the process. Below are the dates and times of the two community workshops taking place in March:

Community Workshops

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Flight Path Learning Center
6661 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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

Wednesday March 7, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Union Station – Entrance on Alameda St*
(Historic Ticketing Concourse)
800 North Alameda Street (Cross Street: Cesar Chavez)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

*Los Angeles Union Station is served by Metro Red, Purple, and Gold lines, Amtrak, Metrolink, Metro bus lines 40, 42, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 485, 487, 704, 728, 733, 740, 745, 770, and Metro Silver Line, Dash B, Dash D, Dash Lincoln Heights/Chinatown, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Line 10, Torrance Transit Line 2, and Foothill Silver Streak. Parking is available on levels P2 and P3. The underground parking entrance is located on the west side of Vignes St just south of Cesar Chavez Av.

Spanish translation will be provided. Special accommodations and information in alternative formats are available to the public upon request. All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please call the Project Hotline at 310.499.0553 or the California Relay Service at 711.

Metro encourages public participation and wants to hear about the community’s vision for improving transit services to LAX including how a connection to LAX might reduce traffic congestion and improve transportation options to and from the airport and best serve airport users and local employees.

Participate online!

Those unable to attend the community workshops can participate online.  A live video stream of the community workshop presentation and chat will begin at 6:15 pm at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/green-line-to-lax on March 1st and 7th, 2012.

For information on the Green Line to LAX Project, the public can call 310.499.0553 or visit the project web site at metro.net/greenlinetolax.