aeropix wrote:aklrno wrote:When the train is done it will probably get much better. At least we can hope. .
Sure, but like most Southern Californians I'm guessing that you and everybody else is hoping that others will take the train so that your car journey to the terminal will be faster. I lived there for 20 years growing up and realized that was the overwhelming sentiment about public transport in Los Angeles - wishing that everyone else would use public transit so that my car commute would be faster.
I doubt this train thing by itself is the answer to the congestion. More likely multiple mandatory offsite remote checkin locations and mandatory consolidated offsite rental car facilities combined with enforced compulsory use of the train and a $10 road toll facility at the entrance to the terminal loop costing billions of dollars (which will never be forthcoming) would be the only viable solution.
Perhaps I was unclear when I used the word train. I was referring to the APM. I’m not a SoCal resident, and I will use the APM. The APM will be part of a consolidated off-site car rental as well as an external transport hub. I expect that people will use it for pickup and drop off if is to their advantage. Frequent travelers learn quickly. The APM is not “public transit” like a bus or commuter train. That’s like saying a moving sidewalk is public transport and the elite would walk instead. Getting the hotel/car rental/parking shuttles out of the central area will help a lot. I don’t know why you blame Uber/Lyft. There are still far more friend/relative cars in the CTA. UBER and lyft don’t even use the lower level and that seems pretty horrible to me. Even before those two there were taxis.