LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Mayor Eric Garcetti was scheduled Friday to officially announce a new light rail station at Los Angeles International Airport that will eventually take travelers directly into the airport.
KNX 1070′s Margaret Carrero reports the project has been a topic of discussion for decades, but it could be years before the station actually becomes operational.
Metro board officials Thursday approved plans for the $200 million train station, which 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 would transport travelers in a loop to all the terminals.
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.