Metro Board Approves Plans For Light-Rail Station Near LAX

CBS Los Angeles

WESTCHESTER ( — The Metro board Thursday approved plans to build a light-rail station near Los Angeles International Airport, a move many believe is long overdue for a city whose mass transit leaves much to be desired.

“For 40 years, this has been a symbol of our failure. Every world-class city needs world-class transportation,” L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “Right now, if you go to LAX, it is choked. We counted 200,000 cars coming in a day. This would help alleviate that.”

Currently, the Metro Green Line bus stops at the 105 Freeway and Aviation Boulevard, forcing travelers to have to hop off with their luggage and catch a shuttle bus about a mile to the airport.

(credit: Metro) (credit: Metro)

The $200 million train station will be built at 96th and Aviation Boulevard, about a half-mile from the airport. From there, LAX hopes to have a people-mover, an elevated monorail that…

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