Gateway to Tomorrow

The Gateway to L.A. BID is the front door for 84.9 million passengers traveling through Southern California every year. Acting as the first and last impression of Los Angeles for millions of visitors, the BID and its members are focused on attracting economic development to catalyze the area. With several transportation improvements planned for the Century Boulevard District, now is the time to capitalize on this momentum and improve this critical gateway to Los Angeles.  Please see the map below for more information on upcoming projects from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (Metro), the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the resulting economic development opportunities.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Up 6.6 Percent; International Jumps 12 Percent

Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport rose 6.6 percent in March – including a nearly 12 percent jump in international travelers – and was up 6 percent for the first quarter, according to figures released April 26 by airport officials.

Los Angeles World Airports, the L.A. city agency that runs LAX, reported more than 7.2 million passengers went through the airport in March, up from nearly 6.8 million in March of last year. 
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Why The Los Angeles Clippers Are Aiming For A New Stadium In Inglewood

So far it has been a busy offseason for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Within just one week of the Golden State Warriors finishing off the Cleveland Cavaliers in 5 games to conclude the NBA playoffs, the Clippers have made 2 franchise altering decisions.

First, the Clippers pried Jerry West away from the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to become a special consultant, a role like the one he held in the Bay.

Next, the Clippers were approved by the Inglewood City Council on an exclusive negotiating agreement that could lead to a new arena in Inglewood near the site of the future home of the NFL’s Chargers and Rams.
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New LA Clippers arena approved by Inglewood City Council

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday that could lead to the construction of an arena for the NBA team across the street from the future home of the NFL's Chargers and Rams.

The agreement calls for a three-year negotiating period, including a six-month extension, with a developer to build a state-of-the-art basketball arena with 18,000 to 20,000 seats. It requires the Clippers to pay a non-refundable $1.5 million deposit to cover costs associated with the planning.
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LAX gets dismal passenger satisfaction ranking while John Wayne Airport wins high marks

Los Angeles International Airport came in second-to-last among 18 mega airports in a passenger satisfaction study released Thursday, while John Wayne Airport in Orange County ranked highest among large airports in the United States.

The low ranking for LAX comes amid several major projects underway, in the works or recently completed, including construction of a $1.6-billion terminal that began earlier this year, the addition of high-end stores and eateries, and an automated people mover that will take travelers to and from a centralized car rental location.
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With expansion, will LAX be more congested?

Big airports sometimes get much bigger, bringing big bargains and big headaches.

Los Angeles International Airport, already the second-biggest airport in the U.S. after Atlanta, is undergoing a major expansion. Airlines have pumped in new flights. A massive rebuilding is underway. Five carriers—American, Delta, United, Southwest and the Alaska/ Virgin America combination—now have big operations at LAX. No other airport in the world is a hub for five major airlines.
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Rams Inglewood Stadium Opening Pushed Back 1 Year

The stadium was selected as host of the 2021 Super Bowl, however, the selection may have to be reviewed by league owners due to the delay. 

The opening of the $2.6 billion stadium that will house the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood has been delayed by one year, due largely to unusually heavy winter rainfall that hampered construction, officials announced Thursday.

The stadium is now scheduled to be open for the 2020 NFL season. |
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LAX On The Move Begins the night of May 12th
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The transformation of LAX into a world-class airport continues. Visit the LAX IS HAPPENING WEBSITE for the most updated information:

Airport Metro Connector | 96th Street Transit Station Project Status Report
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LAX Landside Access Modernization Program - LAMP
Project Status Report
FEIR & Responses to Comments
Next Steps and Timeline
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Video: Fly Along The Future Crenshaw/LAX Line With This Rendering
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Los Angeles board of airport commissioners approves plans for terminal 1.5 | New facility will enhance guest experience connecting terminals 1 and 2
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Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station | Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). 
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Eyewitness News and CBS 2 News showcasing the new innovative lanes at LAX Terminal 7
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Airport Commissioners Invest In Future Of LAX | With Approval Of New State-Of-The-Art Concourse Designed To Upgrade Every Element of the Guest Experience.
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LAX Central Terminal Area Ground Transportation Improvement Plan | Presented to Board of Airport Commissioners, on November 3, 2016.
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LAMP DEIR Released to the public
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Read the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
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Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station | Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) completed - another significant milestone reached toward connecting the regional transit system to LAX! 
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Check Out Plans for the New Train Station That Is Finally, Actually Coming to LAX | Metro just released the first environmental report on the long-anticipated project.
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NFL awards 2021 Super Bowl to Los Angeles
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Here's What LAX's Snazzy New People Mover Will Look Like
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LAMP modernization project lights way to complete overhaul of LAX
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Here's What Stations On Metro's New Crenshaw/LAX Line Will Look Like
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Gateway to Tomorrow Projects Updates

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LAX Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center (CONRAC)

As part of LAWA’s ground transportation improvements, a Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center has been proposed for the northern portion of Manchester Square. This facility will house all rental car companies in one location, opening up additional land for economic development. 

Anticipated Completion Date: 2022

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Intermodal Transportation Facilities (ITF East/West)

As part of LAWA’s ground transportation improvements, Intermodal Transportation Facilities have been proposed to co-locate passenger processing with several transportation modes. 

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Metro Crenshaw Line

Construction is underway on Metro’s Crenshaw Line, which includes a station at Century and Aviation Boulevards. This 8.5-mile light-rail line will run between Metro's Expo Line and Green Line. 

Anticipated Completion Date: 2019

Airport Metro Connector (AMC)

Metro is currently studying a public transportation connection between LAWA's Automated People Mover (APM) and its Crenshaw Line project. This connection, known as the Airport Metro Connector project, will be a combined APM and Crenshaw Line station at 96th Street and Aviation Boulevard to connect passengers to the Central Terminal Area of LAX.

Anticipated Completion Date: 2023

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Land for Potential Development

As a result of the planned LAWA and Metro projects in the area, the following land could be utilized for future economic development.



Century Corridor Streetscape Plan

LAWA and the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, in partnership with the Gateway to L.A. BID, have developed a streetscape plan to improve the pedestrian experience and access to the new light rail line. 


Century/Aviation Metro Station

Metro’s Crenshaw Line will include a new elevated station at Century and Aviation Boulevards.

Anticipated Completion Date: 2019


LAX Automated People Mover (APM)

As part of LAWA’s ground transportation improvements, an APM has been proposed to run from a Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center, to an Intermodal Transportation Facility and then to the Central Terminal Area of LAX.

Anticipated Completion Date: 2023


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