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New Airport Shuttle Between Santa Monica and LAX Begins Tuesday

The service begins in time for the 57-hour closing of Century Boulevard at Aviation Boulevard, which starts Friday at 9 p.m. and continues through 6 a.m. on July 28.

A new airport shuttle will run from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and LAX. Patch file photo.
A new airport shuttle will run from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and LAX. Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 11:21 a.m. July 14, 2014. Edited with new details.

City officials urged Angelenos today to avoid the 57-hour closing of Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport by using a new airport shuttle between Santa Monica and LAX.

The service between the airport and Santa Monica Civic Auditorium starts tomorrow.

"The new FlyAway service at Santa Monica begins at an important time, when reducing the number of vehicles traveling to and from LAX will be absolutely necessary in order to cope with traffic congestion near the airport expected during the 'Century Crunch,"' Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.   The $8 one-way service will operate hourly, from 5:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., every day including holidays.

The shuttle begins in time for the 57-hour closing of Century Boulevard at Aviation Boulevard, which starts July 25 at 9 p.m. and continues through 6 a.m. July 28.

"Santa Monica is thrilled to welcome FlyAway service to our city. This new service will give not only our residents an affordable and convenient way to get to LAX, but will also make it easy for tourists to come to Santa Monica and then enjoy our city by walking, riding a bike, or using our Big Blue Bus to explore," Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor said.

A FlyAway bus in Hollywood is scheduled to start in September.

Los Angeles World Airports also operates airport shuttles that leave from Union Station, Van Nuys, Westwood and Metro's Expo/La Brea rail station.

--City News Service


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