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Extend Commuter Train Lines To LAX? Public Asked To Weigh In

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The public will get its chance Tuesday evening to voice its opinion on whether Los Angeles should extend commuter train lines that go all the way to the airport.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports suggestions are welcome on the best way to connect one or two light-rail passenger train lines to terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.

Some options being considered: extending the Green Line another 1.5 miles or rerouting the yet-to-be-built Crenshaw Line to the airport instead.

But regardless of the outcome of tonight’s hearing, one limo driver said he’s not at all worried about his business taking a hit.

“I’m in the limo business,” he said. “They don’t like shuttles, they don’t like buses, they don’t like cabs, and especially they don’t like the Metro.”

Over two decades ago, airport commissioners blocked plans to bring the Green Line onto the airport itself over concerns about parking revenue and lobbying from the taxicab industry.

The hearing is being held on the El Segundo side of the airport at 6:30 p.m. at the Flight Path Learning Center on W. Imperial Highway.

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