I had not paid much attention to the past news reports about the vaunted Intermodal hub at the Burbank Airport but a few weeks ago I wondered how it had enhanced the Amtrak stop there because I needed to pick up family members arriving on the train from Portland.
To my surprise, there was absolutely nothing related to rail transport opposite the hub. In fact there was minimal accommodation of any kind for Amtrak or Metrolink passengers except some covered benches. Even more annoying, there was only some limited very difficult parking and a pull-off for just vans and buses on Empire Avenue and only a few short-term parking spots on the other side of Vanowen Street on the south side of the tracks. As I picked up my son and his wife, others that got off the train with them seemed totally confused about what to do or where to go.