You may have heard about the horror show that is LAX-it (pronounced LA Exit). Passengers waiting to grab their taxi, Lyft, Uber, or Opoli waiting hours, drivers struggling to get into the lot – by all assessments, it was an unmitigated disaster. This is a temporary project, as the airport is currently undertaking a major renovation, which has pushed taxis and ridesharing companies into an external lot.
Of course, ‘temporary’ for major airport renovations is a relative term – this renovation is supposed to last until 2023. According to LAist, “LAX does not have an in-airport transportation system. This is supposed to change by 2023, when airport officials plan to open a rail system called the “Automated People Mover” (APM). The APM will connect the terminals directly to the Metro Rail system, as well as an offsite dropoff/pickup location and transit hub, and a consolidated rental car facility.”
Basically, you can expect LAX to be some sort of headache until at least 2023, so if you’re planning any trips to or from LAX in the next 3-4 years, you’ll want to bookmark this page!