LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS RELEASES REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FIXED FACILITIES FOR LAX AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER
(Los Angeles, California – June 9, 2016) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today took the first formal step in the procurement process for design and construction of the fixed facilities for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) with the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ).
The fixed facilities include more than two miles of elevated guideway, six stations, roadways and other associated facilities for the APM, a key feature in the Landside Access Modernization Plan (LAMP) designed to improve the overall airport guest experience. The APM will eliminate the excessive idling and circling of the Central Terminal Area (CTA) that exists today on the roadways. With fewer vehicles in the CTA, including elimination of rental car courtesy vehicles altogether, there will be less traffic and a significant reduction in emissions. Just as important, the APM will connect LAX with the regional rail and light rail networks, thereby encouraging air travelers and employees to use public transit to the airport.
LAWA has developed an APM delivery method, the Design Build Finance Operate and Maintain (DBFOM), which will maximize the experience, innovation, and resources of city staff and the private sector. The RFQ solicits statements of qualifications from development teams interested in DBFOM services for the APM. The RFQ follows LAWA's release of an Eligibility Determination Request that established a process for APM system providers to demonstrate that their systems are capable of meeting LAWA's performance criteria for the APM.
LAMP includes four primary components: The APM system, a Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility, two Intermodal Transportation Facilities (east and west), as well as roadway improvements to enhance access to the proposed facilities.
The APM will feature 3 stations in the Central Terminal Area providing fast and easy connections to airline terminals with a convenient pedestrian walkway system, short wait times at each station (2-3 minutes), and will be free for airport users, 24 hours a day.
The APM will also connect to the Consolidated Rent-a-Car Center (ConRAC) which will accommodate several rental car agencies at one convenient location and be located adjacent to Interstate 405. Both the APM and ConRAC are anticipated for delivery by 2023.
“The APM is a critical project for the future modernization of LAX and is the promised solution to providing reliable, time-certain access to airline terminals for passengers, employees and other users,” said LAWA Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint. “Today’s release of the RFQ is an important step toward delivering on that promise.”
The RFQ documents are available on the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (http://www.labavn.com). Based on response to the RFQ, LAWA intends to shortlist a number of firms who will then be eligible to submit formal proposals, with an eligible system provider, to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the complete APM system. LAWA anticipates completing the shortlist process in September of this year.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX is the seventh busiest airport in the world and third in the United States. LAX served more than 74.9 million passengers in 2015. LAX offers 742 daily nonstop flights to 101 cities in the U.S. and 1,273 weekly nonstop flights to 76 cities in 41 countries on 64 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.1 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,610 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 part of a system of three Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and
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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