Traffic, traffic, traffic in and around LAX. Arrive at least two hours early for a domestic flight! The number of LAX passengers increased about 8% last year to about 80 million annual passengers. Vehicle traffic increased even more! FAA says expect 30% more by 2030.
$14B in construction delays at LAX is one reason for gridlock. Per a LAX press release: “Passengers using LAX in January will need to plan ahead to navigate sidewalk and vehicle lane closures and in-terminal work. Construction alerts showing Central Terminal Area (CTA) roadway lane restrictions and sidewalk closures, as well as a pedestrian walking map and helpful airline terminal finder, can be found at www.laxishappening.com.”
Another cause of the log jam cause is transportation network companies (TNC) vehicles (i.e. Uber and Lyft) go around the Central Terminal Area several more times than private vehicles seeking to find their assigned passengers.
Aircraft Noise Complaints are up dramatically all over the region. The FAA states that there have been no changes in flight paths. The FAA does, however, acknowledge that there WILL BE changes starting in March as NextGen flight controls are implemented. All airports’ operations are effected. Many FAA meetings and webinars are scheduled throughout Southern California. See www.FAA.gov/nextgen/communityengagement/socal Sample of list:
Jan 23--Veterans Memorial Building, Culver City
Jan 24—Langley Sr. Center, Monterey Park
Jan 25—Palisades Charter HS, Pacific Palisades
Jan 26—Toyota Meeting Hall, Torrance
Jan 30—Burbank Community Services Bldg, Burbank
Jan 31—Community Center Grand Ballroom, La Habra
For More Info, Denny Schneider, President ARSAC www.RegionalSolution.org 213-675-1817