The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has authorized the award of a $42 million contract to design, build, finance, operate and manage its new Automated People Mover (APM). The 30-year contract was awarded to the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) team, a collaboration of Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Hochtief, ACS, Flatiron, Dragados USA, and Bombardier. The APM is the cornerstone project of LAMP – LAWA’S efforts to modernize and improve landside access.
The APM, a 2.25 mile long automated train system, will improve the guest experience, mitigate vehicle traffic in the CTA and surrounding communities, improve pedestrian safety, and create more environmentally sustainable access to LAX. The APM will provide free, 24-hour a day, time-certain access to LAX, connecting passengers to the LAX Central Terminal Area from public buses and trains at a station connected with MTA’s Airport Metro Connector station, and from inter-modal parking, passenger drop-off, and rental car facilities.