By Cailey Rizzo
February 20, 2018
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Los Angeles has 10 years to prepare for the 2028 Summer Olympics, but the city has already begun sprucing itself up.

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Los Angeles World Airports announced this week that LAX will soon have an elevated people mover, allowing for easy transfers between terminals and to the metro, as part of an effort to make the city more accessible for visitors.

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Passengers will be able to transfer terminals, access the metro, or pick up their rental cars from the people mover’s drop-off points. A promotional video touts that passengers will be able to get from the metro to their terminals in less than 10 minutes. The trains are capable of traveling up to 47 miles per hour on completely electric power.

The people mover will move along a 2.25-mile stretch of elevated track. There will be nine trains, each with four cars, that will move two minutes apart. Up to 200 passengers and their luggage will be able to fit on each train.

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LAX believes that the people mover will be able to offset the carbon equivalent of 12 million vehicle miles around the airport.

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Construction will begin later this year and the people mover will be fully operational by 2023. It will be free for passengers to ride, running 24/7, 365.

In addition to the people mover, the airport is undergoing terminal expansions and installing automated security screenings at Tom Bradley International Terminal.