The Airport Metro Connector (AMC) project will dramatically improve access to LAX by adding an additional Metro station on the Crenshaw/LAX Line at Aviation Boulevard/96th Street. The AMC transit station will interface with LAWA’s Automated People Mover (APM), directly connecting people to LAX’s Central Terminal Area, the future Consolidated Rental Car facility (CONRAC), and a ground transportation hub, referred to as the Intermodal Transportation Facility (ITF).
In June 2014, the Metro Board of Directors approved adding the station so it can serve as a transit gateway into LAX, making access in and out of the airport more efficient. In February 2015, Metro conducted scoping meetings to brief elected officials and community members on the project to solicit public comments and concerns regarding the project. The project will now go through the environmental review process.
TRG is responsible for supporting the community engagement effort for the project scoping and environmental review. Efforts include implementation of the community participation plan, coordinating with local media, engaging with diverse stakeholder groups, organizing outreach and community events, facilitating meetings, and assisting in the social media outreach. TRG compiled over 40 key organizations in our initial database for the project and continued to augment the stakeholder engagement database as more organizations were identified and contacted the team. Currently, the existing database of close to 1,500 stakeholders includes: hotel associations, business organizations (Chambers of Commerce, business associations, etc.), LAX tenants, parking and rental car companies, taxi companies, tourism organizations, neighborhood councils, key opinion leaders in the vicinity of the project area and leaders from neighboring jurisdictions. Following the scoping meetings, TRG will be coordinating a series of community update meetings, stakeholder meetings, and public hearings.
For more information, visit the project page here.