Later this week, the Metro Board of Directors' Construction Committee will review updated renderings of the proposed 96th Street Transit Station - the long-awaited rail link to Los Angeles International Airport. 

The $500-million transit hub, which is expected to open sometime between 2021 and 2023, will span across a 9.5-acre site at the corner of Arbor Vitae Street and Aviation Boulevard, adjacent to the Crenshaw/LAX Line's maintenance yard.  Renderings portray an airy design featuring skylights, swooping canopies, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

At the 96th Street Station's ground level, plans call for a bus plaza, a bicycle hub, a passenger pick-up and drop-off zone, and three light rail platforms to be served by the Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines.  Passenger circulation will occur at a mezzanine level, which will also connect to separate platforms for the LAX Automated People Mover.

The APM, which will allow for direct access to the LAX Central Terminal Area, is being built separately from 96th Street Station.  Completion of that project is expected in 2023.

Construction of 96th Street Station is being funded through a mix of local and state funds - including $150-million from the SB-1 gas tax.