Turning our attention to airports, it’s hard to believe that LAX may finally get that much-wanted rail connection. Currently, both Metro and the Los Angeles World Airports are looking at both a light rail spur from the Crenshaw/LAX line into the airport proper and a peoplemover from the Crenshaw/LAX line directly to the airport terminals. However, LA Curbed would like to remind readers that a peoplemover will happen no matter where light rail stops. Metro expects to finish the alternatives analysis report this summer.
- In other news, LA Times readers weigh in on what Wilshire Boulevard means to them, in response to architecture reviewer Chris Hawthorne’s piece on this special street.
- The embattled green bike lanes on Spring Street face new criticism from location scouts who believe that the lanes hinder filmmaking.
- A judicial ruling favoring construction of the Perris Metrolink extension could be more complicated than meets the eye.
- Could Southwest Airlines soon join the parade of airlines charging new and altogether novel fees on its passengers, if its recent ads are any indication?
Thanks to sequestration, the skies may be a little less safe for traveling as 14 air traffic control towers in Southern California may cease operations on April 7. These particular towers serve as an extra set of eyes and ears that inform pilots of traffic conditions in the air, reducing the risk of collisions and airport approach issues. Meanwhile, American Airlines is testing a boarding process where those without any carry-on luggage may board early, as a means of saving on costs related to passenger boarding.