FlyAway Service to LAX Coming to SaMo Next Summer

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The Monday meeting of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners included a presentation on the status of the expansion of FlyAway to develop eight new FlyAway sites by 2015 as part of a settlement I mentioned previously.

The big news is the expansion will include sites in Hollywood (on Vine south of Hollywood Blvd.), Santa Monica (adjacent to their city center), along the Orange Line at Woodley and in Torrance at its future transit center. Opening of these is anticipated between mid-2014 and mid-2015.

Santa Monica and Los Angeles World Airports staff reached an agreement for a pickup site near the Civic Center, adjacent to the Civic Auditorium and its huge parking lot. There’s no word on whether or not the fare will differ from the $8 per trip that is offered in Los Angeles. Ridership at the Santa Monica site is expected to be “comparable to Westwood” which has fluctuated between 81,000 and 115,000 trips over the last five years.

My thanks to Patrick Tomcheck of Los Angeles World Airport staff for making available the presentation.

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