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LA Metro breaks ground on airport connector project

AMC is the ninth station along the Crenshaw/LAX Line currently under construction.
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) yesterday held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the $898.6 million Airport Metro Connector project (AMC) that will connect L.A. Metro's system to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

AMC is the ninth station along the Crenshaw/LAX Line that's under construction. It will connect directly with the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) automated people mover project — which also is under construction — that will serve all passenger terminals.

The AMC project includes platforms to access L.A. Metro light-rail trains, and a 16-bay bus plaza for L.A. Metro and other municipal bus operators. The rail station portion of the project includes two light-rail platforms that can be accessed via escalators and elevators, new ADA-compliant swing door fare gates and a full roof covering.

In addition, the station will feature a bike hub, a private vehicle drop-off zone, interactive information kiosks, public restrooms and commercial space for tenants.

"This is an exciting project that will serve as the 'gateway' to LAX for future generations — just as LAX has long served as the gateway to Southern California for so many millions of people," said L.A. Metro Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins in a press release. "The AMC station will also provide multiple connections to the Metro system, and will help airport-area employees and travelers easily get to wherever they need to go in our region."

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