After years of waiting, Los Angeles finally OKs airport transit link

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Los Angeles transportation officials last week approved plans to move forward with a rail station that will eventually connect the region's biggest airport to its public transit system, according to the Los Angeles Times.

But don't book your ticket just yet. If all goes well, the route would open no earlier than 2022.

"This is a historic day for our city, because we're finally on the way to bringing rail to LAX," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. "We'll be able to fix a historic mistake of our past."

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted to proceed with a study to build a $200-million light rail station less than two miles from the central terminal area at the Los Angeles International Airport. The station would connect the now under-construction Metro Crenshaw Line to a proposed monorail-style system that will link to LAX passengers terminals.

Los Angeles will join the ranks of other cities, including Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, that are trying to make an easier link between the airports and downtown.

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

—By CNBC staff. Follow Road Warrior on Twitter at @CNBCtravel.


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