Los Angeles considers plan to let transit riders skip lines at LAX

Dive Brief:
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to advance exploration of a plan that would give travelers priority at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) security checkpoints?, if they arrive by public transit.

The vote directs Los Angeles World Airports, the authority that oversees LAX, to write a report on the feasibility of establishing such a program. Under the motion from Councilman Bob Blumenfield, the priority entry could apply to people arriving by Metro rail and buses, the LAX Flyaway bus and privately-operated scheduled bus services.

Boston’s Logan International Airport implemented a similar plan in May 2019, and within months ridership on the Logan Express bus from the Back Bay doubled compared to the previous year. Fares for that bus also decreased.