07/11/2018 05:30 PM

For Immediate Release
July 11, 2018

Mark Waier
(424) 646-5260

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).

The ITF-West, located between Westchester Parkway and 96th Street, is a five-level parking structure containing approximately 4,700 parking spaces, a dedicated concessions area, and the LAX Security and Badging Office. The ITF-West will also include a pick-up and drop-off curb for both commercial and private vehicles and will be served by new roadways providing direct access to the facility. The ITF-West station, located adjacent to the parking structure, will eventually provide a direct connection with the terminals via the Automated People Mover (APM) system, vastly improving the guest experience. The ITF-West will be operational in 2021, which will provide much needed parking capacity to serve LAX travelers. A shuttle will temporarily transport guests to and from the ITF-West until the APM is operational in 2023. 

“Today’s approval to build the ITF-West represents another milestone in developing a more reliable and convenient way for travelers to access the terminals,” said Sean Burton, President, BOAC. “Earlier this year, we awarded the contract to build an Automated People Mover and later this year we plan to award the Consolidated Rent-a-Car (ConRAC) facility contract. Together, these projects will provide much needed parking and traffic relief for our passengers and the community." 

LAWA currently has 8,300 parking spaces in the seven terminal loop structures. With the addition of 4,700 spaces at the ITF-West, travelers will see a 57% increase in parking space options.

“We are continuously working to improve the guest experience at LAX,” said Deborah Flint, CEO, LAWA. “This new facility will allow for travelers to park and ride to the terminals without coming into the terminal loop.”

The ITF-West also includes construction of new pedestrian walkways and plazas that will integrate the facility with the surrounding area. Two new roadways will also be built to the west and north of the ITF-West to improve vehicle flow.

The ground floor of the facility will be the new 25,000 square foot home for the LAX Security and Badging Office, which currently is located on World Way West on the west side of the airport. Once this facility is built, over 55,000 badged LAX employees will be able to access the office via public transit.

Level two of the ITF-West will feature pedestrian walkways that connect the parking structure with an APM station. The second level will also include 5,000 square feet of dedicated concession shell space, as well as other passenger amenities. Concessions will be selected through a competitive procurement process closer to the completion of the facility in 2021.

The architecture of the building will be complementary to the APM mid-century modern design. The building is also being built to allow for flexibility of future uses or expansion.

Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States and is a 100% employee-owned company.

The LAMP project features the APM, ITF-West, Consolidated Rent-a-Car (ConRAC) facility and associated roadway improvements. The APM will reduce vehicle congestion in the terminal loop, provide a connection with L.A. Metro's regional transportation system, create new and convenient locations for passenger pick-up and drop-off outside of the terminal loop, reduce emissions and provide reliable access to the terminals.

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About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX, the fifth busiest airport in the world and second in the United States, was named in Skytrax’ 2018 top 10 U.S. airports. LAX served more than 84.56 million passengers in 2017 and offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers.  LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion.  LAX handled 700,362 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2017.  

An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues.  The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues. 

LAX is also the second most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram according to LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund. 

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