Construction has started on a $898.6 million station that will directly connect Los Angeles International Airport to the region’s light rail and bus transportation systems.
The Airport Metro Connector will connect with an automated people mover train being built to carry people to and from the airport’s terminals. The station will have platforms to access Metro light rail trains, a bus plaza, a drop-off zone for travellers, a bicycle hub and commercial space. The airport is in the middle of a massive multibillion-dollar remodelling.
“This ground breaking is a pivotal milestone in our effort to give residents and visitors alike real alternatives to sitting in traffic,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, who is also on the board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.