Welcome to the Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) website. We’ve heard ideas and opinions from many different airport constituencies in recent years, and a consensus is taking shape. Los Angeles wants to be proud of LAX. We all seek to create an airport that improves its ability to serve a demanding worldwide audience without compromising its responsibilities as a neighbor and engine of our local economy.
Our current efforts continue a long planning process to modernize the airport to reflect its critical role as a gateway to Los Angeles. As you visit our airport, you will see that the work to improve LAX is already underway. We have made progress with several critical projects: the Tom Bradley International Terminal Project, which will re-establish LAX as a modern U.S. gateway in a competitive global market; a new south airfield with a centerline taxiway to improve safety; a new utility plant that will more efficiently provide heating and cooling to our existing and planned facilities; and improvements to our baggage handling system.
We are now undertaking a study of the unresolved elements of the LAX Master Plan, known as the Specific Plan Amendment Study or “SPAS.” This website provides a useful snapshot of the various airfield, terminal, and ground transportation options that will help LAX better serve the needs of its varied constituencies. While I can’t anticipate the outcome, I can assure you that we will make every effort to listen, provide the best information available, and deliver a program for LAX that is efficient, safe, sustainable, feasible, and financially responsible.
I invite you to learn more and make your voice heard. Together, we can be part of a process we can all be proud of.
Gina Marie Lindsey
Los Angeles World Airport