Ground broken for $4.9 billion LAX Automated People Mover project

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Rendering of the Los Angeles International Airport's Automated People Mover (Photo: Business Wire)
Rendering of the Los Angeles International Airport's Automated People Mover (Photo: Business Wire)

Work has started on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). The LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) joint venture partners are set to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the $4.9 billion project over the next 30 years. The construction portion of the project is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

“We are eager to officially begin the construction and advancement of LAX’s world-class facilities,” said Terence Easton, president of Fluor Corporation‘s infrastructure business. “This project is a signature piece of mega infrastructure that will be ready to welcome the 2028 Summer Olympics, will improve mobility for travellers from around the world and empower progress for the Los Angeles region for generations to come.”

Flour is one of the joint venture’s partners. Others participants include: Balfour Beatty, ACS Infrastructure Development, Dragados USA, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions, Flatiron, and Bombardier Transportation. LINXS has been working on the pre-construction phase of the project through the past year.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was on hand for the groundbreaking, along with LAWA officials and other guests.

Fluor is the managing partner of the design-build joint venture team, LINXS Constructors, comprised of Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Dragados and Flatiron.

The project includes building six stations along a 2.25-mile guideway where driverless vehicles will arrive to transport passengers every two minutes during peak periods. This new line will offer ridership capacity of up to 10,000 passengers per hour. LAWA anticipates that it will carry 85 million passengers per year to help ease traffic congestion.

Following construction, LINXS Operators, comprising Fluor, ACS, Bombardier and Hochtief, will provide approximately 25 years of operations and maintenance services.

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