While LAX is barely starting to sort out its transit-to-terminal connection issues, Burbank's Bob Hope Airport has bent over backwards to help people get to the airport even more easily, reports KPCC. On Friday, it opened a brand new complex called the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center, which houses a massive rental car center (11 different companies), as well as an "elevated moving walkway" (aka people mover) that will ferry people into the terminals area. (The airport is already located just across the street from platforms shared by Metrolink and Amtrak trains, meaning that travelers can disembark, cross a street, and, after a short walk, be in the airport proper. Hang your head, LAX.)
Because transportation doesn't just mean trains and cars (and, duh, planes), the RITC also includes a bus station, as well as bike storage—that's four forms of transportation that can be directly accessed within a short walk from the terminals. Burbank has also received $3.5 million to build a bridge that will cross Empire Avenue and hook up to the elevated passageway, saving passengers the wait at the crosswalk. The rental services and the walkway are up and running as of July 15.
· Burbank's Bob Hope Airport opens new people mover to connect to rental car center in July [SCPR]