A city commission is exploring a $4 billion plan to build a people-mover that would connect Los Angeles International Airport to the commuter rail system.
The Airport Commission voted Thursday to begin studying the idea of an automated train that would take people around the airport, to and from a rental car center and a nearby Metro rail station.
The commissioners’ action was applauded by Mayor Eric Garcetti.
It clears the way for an environmental review, with the process set to begin in January. Officials hope to start building the people-mover in 2017.