The Los Angeles World Airports said that the board of airport commissioners (BOAC) approved the around $2-billion contract for LA Gateway Partners to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
“With today’s board approval, we have completed the procurement process on the major components of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP),” Sean Burton, president of BOAC, said in a statement. “It has been a monumental year for us and we now have all of the contracts in place that will dramatically improve access to and from LAX.”
The ConRAC will consolidate more than 20 various rental car locations in and around the airport into one convenient facility located adjacent to the 405 freeway. It will feature 6,600 ready/return parking stalls, 10,000 idle vehicle storage, 1,100 rental car employee parking spaces, and more than 2,500 parking spaces for badged LAWA employees.
The approximately 5.3-million-sq.-ft. facility will be built in an area bordered by Aviation Blvd. on the west, Arbor Vitae St. to the north, La Cienega Blvd. on the east and the new 98th St. extension to the south.
The ConRAC facility will be connected to the Automated People Mover (APM), which will eliminate the need for rental car shuttles to access the Central Terminal Area. With the removal of rental car shuttles, LAX will see a reduction in shuttle traffic and passengers waiting to board curbside at the airport.
The other components of the LAMP include the 2.25 mile elevated APM system, Intermodal Transportation Facility – West and associated roadway improvements.