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FLYAWAY® BUS STOP RETURNS TO RENOVATED PATSAOURAS BUS PLAZA FOLLOWING END OF CONSTRUCTION; NEW PICK-UP/DROP-OFF FACILITY OPENS

(Los Angeles, California – October 7, 2016) The FlyAway® bus stop at Union Station will return to its original location on the Patsaouras Bus Plaza on October 10.  The return follows the completion of Metro’s major rehabilitation work to the plaza, which began in early July.

Private vehicles are no longer permitted to enter the bus plaza, but can use a new passenger pick-up/drop-off facility located east of the renovated plaza.  The new facility was designed to remove private vehicle traffic from the bus plaza, thus creating a safer area for passenger pick-ups and drop-offs away from bus traffic within the plaza.  FlyAway® bus customers can enter the new passenger pick-up/drop-off facility by entering the underground parking lots from Vignes Street.

The Union Station stop for the FlyAway® bus to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will operate on its regular schedule: every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; hourly between 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.; and every 20 minutes between 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on weekdays.  The regular weekend schedule is every 30 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and hourly between 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.  The nonstop bus service to/from LAX is $9 one way.  Two children age five and under may ride free with each paying adult.  Parking in the Union Station garage is $8 per day, with a 30-day limit. 

In addition to Union Station, the FlyAway® bus provides direct service to LAX from five other locations across Los Angeles County:  Hollywood, Long Beach, Metro Orange Line (San Fernando Valley), Van Nuys, and Westwood.  More than 1.6 million people used the FlyAway® bus in 2015.

For more information on the new pick-up/drop-off facility, please visit https://www.metro.net/riding/bus-plaza-closure/for more information and updated maps. For complete FlyAway schedules, maps, and fare schedules, please visit http://www.lawa.org/FlyAway.

 

 

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX is the seventh busiest airport in the world and third in the United States.  LAX served more than 74.9 million passengers in 2015.  LAX offers 742 daily nonstop flights to 101 cities in the U.S. and 1,273 weekly nonstop flights to 76 cities in 41 countries on 64 commercial air carriers.  LAX ranks 12th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.1 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion.  LAX handled 655,564 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2015.

An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,610 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6

billion.  This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues.  The

study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

LAX is part of a system of three Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

For more information about LAX, please visit www.lawa.aero/lax or follow on Twitter @flyLAXAirport, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LAInternationalAirport , and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/laxairport1 .  Information about LAX’s ongoing multi-billion-dollar LAX Modernization Program, as well as tips and shortcuts to help navigate LAX during construction, are available at www.LAXisHappening.com .

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