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Community Groups Call for Action Against LAX Expansion Plan

WESTCHESTER, Calif.  (KTLA) — A public meeting was held Tuesday to address a plan to expand the Los Angeles International airport.

Airport officials want to build a “people mover” system like those found at many competing international airports around the nation.

They would also like to relocate access roads and build an entire new terminal to accommodate the ever increasing number of travelers.

Runways would also be expanded out further, a move that is strongly urged by the FAA that would allow a taxiway to be added between the two northern runways.

One downfall would be that the new runway would encroach on the already too-close homes in the neighborhoods around the airport.