I understand from previous reports in the Burbank Leader that the Airport Authority has contracted with consultants to conduct a ground access study at a cost of about $1 million.
I also see in the Leader that the MTA has passed a resolution supporting the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments’ “list of transportation priorities,” including “more public transit” to Bob Hope Airport. How can the MTA and the Council of Governments have a list of priorities before this study is complete? Or put another way, why is the airport spending money on a study when it seems that MTA and the Council of Governments already know what the priorities are?
I believe that the original earmark of $1 million for the study dates back to the early 1990s before there were plans to build the airport intermodal center. Perhaps 20 years ago there was need for such a study, but surely not now. What if this study determines that the transportation center is in fact not needed?