The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has hired two engineering firms to help them develop land around Burbank's airport and improve transit to Bob Hope, Burbank Beyond reports. AECOM, which does a lot of work around these parts, and STV will "begin planning for potential land uses in and around the Airport, including the B-6 property, site of the former Lockheed Martin 'Skunk Works.'" The team will also be tasked with improving "multi-modal transit connections" to the airport, including finding better ways to bridge the gap between the Gold Line and the Red Line--Metro has faraway hopes of connecting the latter rail line to Bob Hope, only about three miles away, but no money for such a thing. Amtrak and Metrolink's Ventura Line both have stations at Bob Hope--LAX and Ontario airports seethe with jealousy--and Burbank is working on having Metrolink's Antelope Line stop at the airport, too.
· Firm Retained to Study Multi-Modal Transit Connections at Airport [Burbank Beyond]