With security in mind, both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport are planning on new terminals. Hartsfield is currently designing a $982-million new terminal and Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn has made a $9-billion proposal to reconfigure the airport over 11 years. Atlanta's plan includes a new 960,000-sq-ft international 10-gate terminal with 11 screening machines and a 65,000-sq-ft basement. The 5-story terminal is expected to open 8 of 10 gates by 2006. Hahn's key premise in safeguarding the Los Angeles International Airport from possible terrorist attacks is through the restriction of vehicle access. His proposal includes an automated people mover, 1,400-ft-long curbs and a 7,500-space parking structure, which would serve as a ground transportation center near the entrance as opposed to its original location at the center of the airport. Plans also include building an intermodal center with buses and a rail to 14,600 more parking spaces. Although Hahn believes these changes could safeguard LAX from terrorist attacks, others feel differently and believe he has overlooked recommendations for cost effective security improvements.

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  • Publication Date: 2003-7-28


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 15
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 251
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00962227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM