Train to LAX Getting Closer, Metro Doesn't Want It
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To connect the Metro Green Line light rail to LAX, simply put, it would take about two miles of track and some money. This week, the Senate Transportation Committee passed SB 1722 by Sen. Jenny Oropeza, a bill that would allow a separate construction authority the single-focused job of connecting rail to the airport. The bill will now make its way to the Senate floor.
Metro opposes the idea, saying it will compete with the small funding there is and that they rather see funds go towards their "transit agenda," according to the Daily Breeze. Plus, with the Crenshaw Line and LAX's modernization plan on the horizon, those projects could include the desired airport link. However, the Crenshaw line is a project slated to be completed by 2025.
So, Green Line link relatively soon or a maybe future link when LAX makes a plan or if the Crenshaw lines comes through in 2025?