A plan to allow three Southland airports, including Los Angeles International, to eliminate rental-car shuttles through construction of central, consolidated offices received approval late last month during its first Assembly review.

“Senate Bill 1192 is a win-win for travelers because it would eliminate hundreds of thousands of shuttle trips to separate rental-car lots,” bill author state Sen. Jenny Oropeza said after the legislation was greenlighted by the Assembly Judiciary Committee June 29. “Eliminating these shuttle trips will go far toward reducing air pollution in the Los Angeles region, which was recently found to have the worst air quality in the country.”

Airports seeking authority for locally set fees for construction of the consolidated offices are LAX, Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and the airports serving San Diego and Fresno.

Several regional airport authorities support SB 1192, as well as the California Building Trades and the California Chamber of Commerce, which called it a “job-creator” bill.

Oropeza represents Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey and Venice.

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