How COVID-19 Saved LAX-it


Being in Los Angeles, one can only imagine the traffic during rush hour times. At the Los Angeles International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, the congestion is unimaginable. Over the past ten years, there have been more than 25 million vehicles that enter the terminals annually, increasing with each year. In only five years between 2012 to 2017, the total number of vehicles entering have increased by 10 million (Leslie & Corral). These numbers account for both personal and rideshare vehicles which enter for drop off or pick up. With that amount of vehicles and the way that LAX is shaped (with a central terminal loop), it creates a challenge for those simply trying to drop off or pick up. In 2015, rideshare companies were introduced in hopes of easing the congestion. These rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, have added congestion to the terminals as the amount of vehicles built as people were travelling more and the vehicles would remain where they were either for pickup or drop off.

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