Mayor Garcetti and Los Angeles World Airports break ground on historic consolidated rental car facility

Mayor Eric Garcetti broke ground today on the Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which will centralize rental car operations into one convenient location and offer a direct connection to the upcoming Automated People Mover (APM) train. The Mayor was joined at the ceremony by Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) President Sean Burton, and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) CEO Deborah Flint, as well as community and labor leaders.

LAX Breaks Ground on Intermodal Transportation Facility - West, A Key Component of the Landside Access Modernization Program 

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) leadership and elected officials for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West), a key component of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). Located between Westchester Parkway and 96th Street, the ITF-West, a parking structure and mobility hub, will be the first component of LAX’s modernization projects to be completed, opening in 2021. Two new roadways – Jetway Boulevard and 93rd Street – will provide direct access to the facility. 


(Los Angeles, CA) Today, as part of its Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) to transform how people access Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officially opened to vehicle use an auxiliary road called a “shoofly” on Aviation Boulevard between Arbor Vitae Street and Century Boulevard. The shoofly, one of several enabling projects that are preparing LAX and the surrounding streets for heavy construction, will allow the flow of traffic between Century Boulevard and Arbor Vitae Street to be maintained during construction of the future extension of 98th Street. 

Century Trunk Line Unit 1 Project

The Century Trunk Line Unit 1 project is an important Water System infrastructure investment that will provide additional capacity, system flexibility and greater reliability to customers at LAX and across the City of Los Angeles. LADWP will replace an existing water pipeline originally installed in 1937 on Century Boulevard that is operating past its useful service life.


(Los Angeles, CA) Travelers taking off or landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are in for a spectacular visual treat with the arrival of a rare super bloom of wildflowers on the airfield.  

Recent heavy rains have resulted in large fields of wildflowers coming into bloom, just two days ahead of the official start of spring. The flowers are located across the airfield complex, with the highest concentration on the north airfield, between runways 24L and 24R. The flowers extend approximately the length of those runways, which is 10,885 feet.  

Structure demolished in preparation for construction of the LAX Automated People Mover

The former Burger King at 96th St. and Airport Blvd. was demolished in just six hours.

(Los Angeles, CA) Marking a new phase of construction at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the first structure was demolished to allow for the construction of the Automated People Mover (APM) guideway. LAX Integrated Express Solution (LINXS), the developer of the APM, successfully demolished the former Burger King property on the corner of 96th St. and Airport Blvd. The demo was completed on Jan. 28 and took less than six hours to complete. Construction on the APM itself is scheduled to begin this spring.

LAX forecast record 5.8 million passengers for 25-day Holiday period, encourages use of Century Boulevard and Lower Level to help with traffic flow

(Los Angeles, CA) With a record 5.8 million guests expected to use Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during the 25-day holiday travel season, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officials are sharing several suggestions that could make the trip a bit easier. 

"We noticed during the Thanksgiving holiday period that Century Boulevard was underutilized while other entry points to the airport were significantly backed up," said Keith Wilschetz, Deputy Executive Director for Operations and Emergency Management, LAWA. "For the upcoming holidays, we strongly encourage motorists, especially those coming from the north to enter the airport from Century Boulevard."  

Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line opening delayed to 2020

The light rail route was scheduled to open next year

One of LA’s most anticipated new train lines will open a little later than expected. 

Metro officials confirmed Thursday that the Crenshaw/LAX Line won’t start carrying riders until the summer of 2020. It had been scheduled to begin service in fall 2019.

Metro’s chief program management officer, Richard Clarke, told the agency’s construction committee in September that the contractor building the project, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, was running months behind schedule.

Board of Airport Commissioners Approves Concession, Lease Agreements with Seven Companies to Locate at New Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility

(Los Angeles, CA) Today, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved concession and lease agreements with seven rental car companies representing 14 brands that will relocate to the new Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility when it opens in 2023.  

Board of Airport Commissioners Awards $209M Design-Build Contract to Swinerton Builders for Intermodal Transportation Facility - West  

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved a contract for a not-to-exceed amount of $209M to Swinerton Builders to design and construct the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West), an integral component of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).  

Board of Airport Commissioner approve design build contract for new State Of The Art Police facility at LAX

(Los Angeles, CA) Today, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) authorized the award of phase one of a two-phase design-build contract for the comprehensive engineering, design, demolition, preconstruction and construction for the new Airport Police Facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The contract was awarded to Hansel Phelps. 

Los Angeles World Airports Releases Final RFP for Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility

(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved the release of the final RFP to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) the Consolidated Rent-a-Car (ConRAC) facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Located off of the 405 Freeway near Century Boulevard, the ConRAC will house rental car agencies in one facility and will be the eastern terminus for the Automated People Mover (APM) train system. The ConRAC will improve the rental car customer experience andreducecongestion in and around the airport by eliminating the need for rental car shuttles to pick up and drop off in the terminal loop.

Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves Contract for LINXS to Build Automated People Mover at LAX

(Los Angeles, CA) – The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously voted to approve a 30-year $4.9B contract with LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Automated People Mover (APM) train system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Today’s approval marks the largest contract ever awarded in the City’s history. The item was heard at Los Angeles City Council’s Trade, Travel and Tourism (TTT) committee meeting on April 10, where it was also unanimously approved. 

Will LAX people mover be a game-changer for travelers using the airport? L.A. hopes so

After decades of debate and failed plans, it appears L.A. will soon finally have a rail link to Los Angeles International Airport.

The new people mover system comes after numerous aborted rail plans, including a bullet train from LAX to Las Vegas, another high-speed rail line from LAX to San Diego and the Green Line, which was supposed to go to LAX but never did. L.A. has fallen behind many other American cities when it comes to mass transit options at its main airports.

Here is what we know from the pages of The Times:
What exactly is the people mover?
The train is expected to begin service in March 2023.


(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) as the Recommended Developer (RD) and has initiated the first agreement between the parties. The agreement with LINXS sets in motion the path towards full contract approval by BOAC and the Los Angeles City Council in April to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) the Automated People Mover (APM) at LAX. 


(Los Angeles, CA) The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) authorized the award of a $336.5 million contract to design and build three terminal cores as part of Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). The terminal cores consist of new and upgraded facilities that will be built in key locations around the terminal area to provide staircases, escalators, elevators, and walkways that will connect Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) terminals with the new Automated People Mover (APM). The five-year design-build (DB) contract was awarded to Austin Commercial, LP., of Dallas, Texas.