LAX releases environmental impact report for proposed landside access program

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for its proposed Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) scheduled to take place at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California. This begins a 45-day public review and comment period that ends October 31, 2016.

LAMP includes the construction of an automated people mover (APM), a consolidated rental car center (CONRAC), two Intermodal Transfer Facilities (ITF), and a series of roadway and highway upgrades.

LAMP is designed to relieve traffic congestion within the LAX Central Terminal Area and as well as providing connections to the regional Metro light-rail system.

The release of the DEIR marks the next step in the environmental review and clearance process for LAMP that began in 2014. The draft report examines potential community impacts and suggests possible mitigation measures to address those impacts. The environmental process also included collaboration with key agency and community stakeholders.

Deborah Flint, CEO, LAWA, said, “The release of the DEIR is an important milestone for LAX and the entire region. We want to hear from the community, airport users, and area stakeholders about how Los Angeles can improve ground transportation at LAX, reduce traffic congestion, and directly connect to the Metro regional transit system.”

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