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Should Public Transit Users Be Able To Jump Security Checkpoint Lines At LAX?

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 26:  Buses pick up arriving travelers at LAX as people travel to Thanksgiving holiday destinations on November 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Travel experts are forecasting LAX to be the busiest airport in the nation during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period as more than 1.97 million passengers are expected to use the airport. This would be a 4.8 percent increase over the 1.82 million last year, which made LAX the busiest in 2013 as well.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Buses pick up arriving travelers at LAX as people travel to Thanksgiving holiday destinations on November 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

The city of Los Angeles is considering giving public transit riders priority access at LAX’s security lines.

The city of Los Angeles is considering giving public transit riders priority access at LAX’s security lines.

L.A. City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield authored the motion, which points to similar programs launched by the Massachusetts Port Authority and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Passengers who arrive at LAX via public transit would be given priority entry at security checkpoints. The goal is to promote transit ridership and ease traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. According to NBC4, council members voted this week to continue exploring the proposal. Los Angeles World Airports, the airport authority that operates LAX, will look into the feasibility of the plan. 

Today on AirTalk, Larry sits down with the councilman behind the proposal and takes your calls and questions. What do you think about the plan? Would you take public transit to LAX if it meant getting ahead in the security line? What would it take to incentive you to use public transportation? Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Bob Blumenfield, L.A. City Councilmember who introduced the motion, he represents Council District 3, which spans the West San Fernando Valley from Woodland Hills to Winnetka and includes the neighborhoods of Canoga Park, Reseda and Tarzana; he tweets

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