By City News Service
Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to meet with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Monday in Washington, D.C., to seek support for a people mover and other transit improvements at Los Angeles International Airport.
"I'm fighting to make sure L.A. gets its fair share from Washington for our critical infrastructure and transportation projects," Garcetti said of the taxpayer-funded trip.
Garcetti told KNX-AM (1070) his meeting with Foxx will include "ways that we can bring mass transit into the airport."
"We'll probably have a people mover," Garcetti said. "We can probably do this in six years. I know that seems like a long time, but around here it's not. We might even be able to accelerate that."
A planned Crenshaw Line connecting the Expo and Green rail lines will run near LAX, but it will not stop directly at the airport. The existing Green Line stops 2.5 miles from the airport.
"We cannot be a world-class airport if we don't have a public transit link," Garcetti said during the question-and-answer session on KNX.In related news, Councilman Mike Bonin will hold a community briefing Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. about the new LAX Connect project that is intended to bring mass transit to the airport. The briefing will be held at the Westchester/Loyola Village Public Library, 7114 W. Manchester Ave. RSVP to Jessica Duboff at email@example.com.