Richard Tafilaw is too late. Burbank is already a transportation hub (“Don’t aspire to be a transportation hub,” Aug. 18).
We have two rail lines, two freeways and an airport, and they are not going away. The challenge for the Burbank City Council and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, as well as state and regional agencies, is to find ways to mitigate the impacts of these essential facilities.
The proposed transportation center at the airport does that by making it easier for passengers to use public transportation by bringing together rail, bus and airline services and making the transfer between them more convenient. Another benefit is the elimination of automobile trips between the airport and the servicing location for rental cars.