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    The Daily News reports that FlyAway buses now take passengers to LAX directly from Van Nuys or Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, for $3 each way... Eventually a line each from Sylmar, Long Beach and 5 other locations will open.

    FlyAway to Sylmar is stalled
    Union Station-LAX shuttle launched

    By Lisa Mascaro, Staff Writer

    The city launched a FlyAway bus service Wednesday between Union Station and LAX while plans for another route in Sylmar remained stalled by negotiations for a terminal site. Los Angeles World Airport officials hope to someday run six additional FlyAway lines, based on the wildly popular shuttle service that has been operating for 30 years between Van Nuys and Los Angeles International Airport. But the Sylmar leg announced 18 months ago has failed to materialize.

    "We've been doing everything we can to move it forward, trying to get all parties on the same page to get it done," said Councilman Alex Padilla's spokesman, Bill Mabie.... In October 2004, the City Council approved plans for a FlyAway between Sylmar and LAX...

    The Van Nuys FlyAway carried 753,345 passengers from the San Fernando Valley to LAX in 2004, the most recent figure available. Since its inception in 1975, it has carried 18 million riders to the airport.

    Rides on the Union Station FlyAway will be $3; a one-way trip from Van Nuys also will be $3, reduced from $3.50.

    Buses to and from Van Nuys come every 15 to 30 minutes during peak hours. Those at Union Station will come every 30 minutes during rush hour and every hour in off-peak hours.

    Parking is available in Van Nuys and at Union Station.

    The city plans to start FlyAway service to Long Beach in 2007-08, and at six new sites between 2008 and 2013, according to a report to the Board of Airport Commissioners in December. Sylmar is mentioned in the report, but there is no time line for its implementation.

    By Lisa Mascaro, LA Daily News

    If they built a mass transit hub serving Disneyland / Metrolink / Stadium, I think a FlyAway to LAX would be incredibly successful.

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