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LA Leaders Want LAX To Study A Public Transit Incentive Program

Buses pick up arriving travelers at LAX as people travel to Thanksgiving holiday destinations on Nov. 26, 2014. (David McNew/Getty Images)
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Would people take public transit to LAX if it meant they got to jump to the front of the TSA security line? Los Angeles leaders want to find out.

The L.A. City Council approved a motion this week calling on Los Angeles World Airports, which runs LAX, to consider a program to allow public transit riders priority at security checkpoints. That would potentially include people who take Metro rail and buses, the LAX Flyaway Bus, other municipal transit providers, or private bus services, according to the motion filed by Councilman Bob Blumenfield.

The intertwined goal is to reduce car traffic and greenhouse gas emissions by boosting regional transit ridership — which has plummeted in recent years.

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Would LAX Travelers Take Public Transit To Cut Security Lines? LA Leaders Want To Find Out