LAX Releases Two Plans for Airport People Mover
From CurbedLA, posted May 5, 2014:
Los Angeles World Airports is finally getting its act together in getting rail service to LAX, and it'll most likely take the form of a people mover taking off from the Crenshaw Line's Aviation/Century station. LAWA is nailing down the logistics now, according to the LA Times's Laura Nelson, who's tweeting from today's Board of Airport Commissioner's meeting. The PM will likely "cut between 96th and Arbor Vitae streets" and will include either a "Spine" option (two stops at LAX and a cost between $1.5 and 2 billion) or a "Scissor" option (four stops, cost between $2 and 2.5 million), LAWA officials are saying. The former would require people walk 700 feet from the the PM station to their terminal doors, likely aided by pedestrian bridges. The "Scissor" would obviously have shorter walks. Both options would require trains to back in and out of the airport, since LAX's layout is too constrictive to allow a loop (though Metro, which is also studying a PM, doesn't seem to think so). The PM will have a stop at a transit hub between the Crenshaw Line and LAX; Nelson tweets that it will allow people to park, walk in, and greet arriving visitors.