Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) released the Final Request for Proposals (Final RFP) for the procurement of the elevated 2.25-mile Automated People Mover train (APM) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on July 28, 2017. The Final RFP was provided to the three short-listed Proposer teams participating in the APM procurement.

The project is the first APM system to be procured through an availability payment public private partnership (P3) delivery model. The selected Proposer will design, build and partially finance the APM system, and then will operate and maintain the APM system over a 25 year period.

The APM is an essential component of LAWA’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), which also includes two intermodal transportation facilities and a consolidated rental car center (ConRAC). The APM will be an electric powered train with six stations that will connect travelers to light rail, regional buses, parking and terminals. APM stations within the central terminal area will connect travelers to the terminals via pedestrian bridges with moving walkways.

Technical Proposals are due in November 2017, Financial Proposals are due in December 2017 and LAWA expects to make a selection decision in January 2018.