Proposal for Metro stop near LA airport advances

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Updated: 6/26/2014 1:56 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Transportation officials have voted to move forward with plans for a light rail station near Los Angeles International Airport that would link to airport terminals with a people mover.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority directors on Thursday unanimously approved starting an environmental review for a light rail station 1.5 miles east of the airport along the new Crenshaw/LAX Metro line.

The new station would cost an estimated $200 million and link to the airport with an elevated train similar to those operating at major airports around the world.

Construction of the people mover would be the responsibility of the city airports department. Metro officials say the people mover can be completed as early as 2022, and the Crenshaw/LAX line is slated to be finished in 2019.


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