Metro to hold first meeting on LAX connection

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Metro officials will hold the first of three public meetings Tuesday to gather input on ways to connect the Metro transit system to Los Angeles International Airport.

Metro spokeswoman Renee Berlin says the community workshop will be held at the Flight Path Learning Center on Imperial Highway near LAX and begin at 6:30 p.m.

Berlin says Metro officials are considering several option.

“We’re looking at a potential of a light rail connection, bus rapid transit, similar to on a dedicated bus road, automatic people mover, and anything else that comes up that we hear from the public that we think is worthy of meeting the project’s goals and objectives,” Berlin says.

The proposals don’t yet include plans to bring the Green Line onto LAX itself. Airport commissioners blocked those efforts more than two decades ago because of concerns about electric train line interference to airport radar. Parking revenue was also an issue.