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LA Metro Begins Work on $900 Million Airport Metro Connector

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Jul 14, 2021

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority began construction on its $898 million Airport Metro Connector Project, directly linking the transit system to Los Angeles International Airport.

The project will be the ninth station along the 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line, currently under construction and one of 12 transit projects funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. Planned for completion in 2024, the new transport hub will include platforms to access Metro light rail trains and an expansive 16-bay bus plaza to serve Metro and other bus operators in the region. The AMC will connect travelers directly with the Automated People Mover project currently being built at LAX to connect with passenger terminals.

“The Airport Metro Connector is a historic step toward reimagining how travelers experience our airport — a turning point that will be a source of jobs and economic growth, reduce congestion, and help our airport realize its potential as a world-class gateway to Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti.

The APM is expected to be fully operational by 2023, boasting 2.25 miles of elevated electric train system. Passengers and LAX employees will be able to easily transit between the airport and new facilities for transit, car rental and off-site parking. The $2 billion project is a historic investment, with more than $585 million identified for local, small or disabled veteran-owned businesses. The project will create more than 2,000 construction jobs; 30 percent of which will be reserved for L.A. residents and those in highly impacted communities near LAX.

“Everyone traveling to or from LAX should have access to modern, reliable public transportation that gets them to their destination on time,” added Mayor Garcetti.

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