Need a quick ride home from the airport? If you have just arrived in Los Angeles, you will soon have to catch a shuttle bus to the terminal to catch your Uber, Lyft or taxi.
Officials at Los Angeles International Airport are planning to announce details Friday about their efforts to steer incoming passengers away from traditional approaches to the roadside, they reported.
An increase in traffic jams – caused by the advent of ride-hailing services – is partly to blame, Kate Wilschetz, deputy chief operations officer and emergency management at Los Angeles World Airports, told the Los Angeles Times. [[2019 [19459[19459  [1
"We understand that trying to get into the central terminal area is a challenge, and that means a long time ago, and we've been working to make it a lot better," Wilschetz told The Times. "This is a way we can do it."
"We understand that trying to get into the central terminal area has been a challenge for a long time, and we are working to make it much better. This is the way we can do it. "
According to the plan, passengers will wait three to five minutes for a minibus ride. It will take no more than 15 minutes. , reports the Times, – or instead they can choose a pedestrian crossing to the route the passenger terminal departs from.
Twitter users have been mixed reactions to the LACS plan.
"This bus is on the side of the terminal to the parking lot on the common parking lot LAX will launch smoooooooooooth, "wrote one Twitter user.
" This is the best news I've heard in years, "another Twitter user commented.
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The LAX plan adheres to a similar move at San Francisco International Airport to pick up pickups from domestic terminals, and announcement of a similar plan to Boston Logan International Airport, reports the LA Times.
It's also part of a $ 14 billion LAX effort to modernize ahead of the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, according to Skift.