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Metro Puts Out New Video About Green Line to LAX, Acts Like It's Traffic's Fault You Can't Take Public Transit to the Airport

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As part of a recently-launched campaign to get rider input about extending the current Green Line to the Los Angeles International Airport, Metro has put out a new video extolling the virtues of their plan to explore their options on the matter.

Maybe it's just that we're suffering from cynicism borne of accepting the reality that it's really hard to get to one of the world's largest airports via public transit, but the video seems like it's yucky, icky traffic's fault you can't get to LAX on the train, and that it's suddenly Metro's bright idea that the light rail line get you there. Come on, Metro, you can't really make this your Oprah lightbulb moment.

It's too simplistic to say that Metro is at fault for not getting their act together to begin with, mind you. There is a storied past filled with bureaucratic roadblocks and contentious relations between transit and LAX, and Los Angeles isn't the only city to have a delayed reaction by transit to push for efficient connections to the local airport. And it's not like potential riders or politicians haven't been talking about it; it's just that it's only recently that Metro has been open to talking about it.

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Speaking of talking about it, Metro still wants to know what you think about public transit connections and LAX. Will it be a people mover? Light rail? Express bus? The third in a series of meetings is scheduled for August 30th. Dust off your soapbox!