Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) reached a milestone in its estimated $5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) this week when it received statements of qualifications to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an automated people mover, in response to a request for qualifications issued by LAWA on June 9, 2016. The five statements of qualification submitted on August 11, 2016 show significant interest by the industry in this program. LAWA’s official press release has a complete list of the five teams.
The automated people mover, which will be approximately 2.25 miles long and has an estimated cost of $2.2 billion, features an elevated dual lane guideway, six passenger stations and an off-line maintenance and storage facility. Three stations will be located within the central terminal area at LAX and the off-airport stations will be located adjacent to a new west and east intermodal transportation facility and a new consolidated rental car center (CONRAC). In addition to CONRAC passengers, the automated people mover will transport passengers going to/from LAX via other modes of transportation. LAWA anticipates procuring the contract for the estimated $1.1 billion CONRAC and other elements of LAMP separately.