SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

July 19, 2007 11:30 ET

Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Action at Los Angeles Airport Enhances Public Safety for Users of Ground Transportation

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) -

WHAT:    Multi-agency inspection operation is currently underway at LAX
         with unannounced inspections of commercial ground transportation
         vehicles (limousines, taxis, shuttle vans, etc). Inspections of
         commercial vehicles include both mechanical and administrative
         processes.  Los Angeles Airport Police Ground Transportation
         Enforcement Unit, California Public Utilities Commission and Los
         Angeles World Airports Landside Operations are concentrating on
         proper licensing (PUC permits and valid driver's licenses),
         airport operating permits, and other law enforcement-related
         issues. The California Highway Patrol is concentrating on braking
         systems, passenger restraints and other safety systems required to
         be in good working order.

WHY:     To enhance safety of general public who use commercial ground
         transportation.  Air travelers are a significant audience for
         commercial ground transportation providers.  In 2006, Airport
         Police inspected 428 commercial vehicles operating at LAX.  The
         team issued five misdemeanor citations, removed nine commercial
         ground transportation vehicles from service for various mechanical
         violations and impounded two additional vehicles.

WHEN:    NOW - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
         Thursday, July 19, 2007

WHO:     Los Angeles Airport Police Ground Transportation Enforcement Unit
         California Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit
         California Public Utilities Commission
         Los Angeles World Airports Landside Operations Division
         (ground transportation)
         Available speaker:  Los Angeles Airport Police Sergeant Imer

WHERE:   At Los Angeles International Airport:
         LAX Limousine Lot at the intersection of Alverstone and 96th

VISUALS: CHP mechanics under cars, many commercial vehicles being
         inspected. Airport Police and other organizations using portable
         computers to check vehicle licenses, registrations and operating

Contact Information

    Public Information Officer
    Belinda Nettles