Vote Upcoming on Remodeling Project at LA Airport

Airports officials will vote tomorrow on a $1.4 million remodeling project at the customs arrival area at Los Angeles International Airport.

Although some international arrivals are processed in other terminals, the vast majority of business travelers and tourists arriving at LAX enter through the Tom Bradley International Bradley Terminal, where ceilings are so low and lights are so dim that customs officials have difficulty reading passports or visas.

Said a spokeswoman for the Customs and Border Protection office
there: "It's such a depressing place to work; it's almost like a dungeon."

If approved, improved electrical and data connections would be installed, ceilings would be raised, new lighting installed, and bathrooms rebuilt inside the customs area.

The project would take about two years to complete.

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