Guide to Ground Transportation at LAX
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Guide to Ground Transpo r tation at L AX Transportation services in and around Los Angeles International Airport — with an emphasis on environmentally friendly carriers Clearing the Air at LAX How to Use this Guide AFV Vocabulary Many people know that the Los Angeles area has 1. Use the map of the greater LA area • AFV (Alternative Fuel Vehicle) A vehicle suffered from poor air quality for several decades. to find your local destination. using any power source (except gasoline) The smog – a haze of pollution that sometimes which produces low or no polluting emissions 2. Refer to the chart to find the carrier(s) hangs over the region – is most often associated • CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), LNG that travels nearest your destination. with passenger vehicle traffic. (Liquified Natural Gas) Used as a 3. Using the inset map of LAX, locate replacement fuel for gasoline in modified LAX ranks 4th worldwide for passenger traffic, the area of the terminal where you internal combustion engines serving over 60 million passengers annually. With can meet that carrier. 2.1 million tons of air freight coming through • EV (Electric Vehicle) A vehicle using an AFVs can reduce each year, LAX is 2nd worldwide in tons of air cargo 40% of the pollution electric motor powered by rechargeable handled. Almost half of LAX emissions come from currently generated batteries by airport vehicle aircraft and aircraft–related operations; the rest traffic. • TLEV (Transitional Low Emissions Vehicle), come from commercial and private vehicles. Using LEV (Low Emissions Vehicle), and ULEV Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) at LAX can make (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) Gasoline a big impact on air quality in the greater LA area. or other fuel-powered vehicles, each with lower levels of Back on the Ground smog-forming hydro- There are a number of transportation choices By the end of 1999 commercial transportation , carbon and/or you can make to help reduce air pollution at services will be required to convert at least 50% nitrogen oxide LAX and improve air quality in the greater LA of their fleet to AFVs. Two years after that, their emissions. area. Whenever you travel, look for vehicles entire fleet must be either LEV or ULEV. Meanwhile, that say CNG, LNG, Electric, Propane or in an effort to reduce emissions, LAX provides Methanol powered, and tell your travel agent free parking and charging for electric vehicles as that you prefer AFVs. incentives for businesses and travelers. With private Produced by the automobiles constituting Environmental Protection Agency over 70% of inbound LAX 75 Hawthorne Street traffic, using an AFV means San Francisco, CA 94105 Liquid natural gas cleaner air for the www.epa.gov/region09 burns up to 97% cleaner whole region. than gasoline or diesel fuel. Printed on Recycled Paper June 1998 Vehicle/ Service Time and Service Provider Fuel Cost Area Frequency Bus LNG Free LAX parking lots 24 hours daily L.A. Dept. of Airports and terminals every 7 to 10 minutes (310) 646-5252 Detailed maps of all bus routes are available through the MTA Light Rail Electric $1.35 one way, see map Monday – Friday: and at all bus station (via free $.25 transfer fee 4 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Information Centers. MTA shuttle) every 7 to 12 minutes www.mta.net Metro Green Line Senior/disabled Saturday – Sunday: (via LAXShuttle ) $.45 one way, 4 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. (800) COMMUTE $.10 transfer fee every 15 to 20 minutes Children under 5 561 ride free Cash, MTA pass 220 Metro Bus Natural Gas (same as above) All of greater 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. (via free and Methanol L.A. area frequency varies 439 LAXShuttle ) (800) COMMUTE www.mta.net 439 Door-To-Door CNG Varies by zip code All of greater 24 hours daily 42 Shuttles from $8 to $40+ L.A. area or scheduled Super Shuttle (50% of vans) Cash, credit card 111 111 (800) 554-3146 220 315 Prime Time (30% of vans) 117 315 (800) 733-8267 120 Electric Car LAX offers free parking and charging for electric vehicles. Ten spaces are available in Parking Structure One and two spaces are available in remote Parking Lot C. 439 LAX plans to offer 20 additional spaces in the proposed Parking Structure Six. Car Rental If your car rental agency does not yet have an AFV available, ask for a car with lower emissions, such as LEV, TLEV, or ULEV. Metro Bus Center Bus Routes 42 to Downtown L.A. 120 to Willowbrook 439 to Downtown L.A. (North) 111 to Whittier 220 to West Hollywood 439 to Torrance (South) 117 to Downey 315 to Norwalk 561 to San Fernando/Sylmar Light Rail Routes Metro Blue Line Metro Red Line Metro Green Line Metro Blue Line Metro Red Line (under construction) (under construction) Additional information on ground transportation is available at QuickAid computer kiosks throughout LAX and at www.QuickAid.com.