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11/09/2017 06:30 PM


(Los Angeles, California – November 9, 2017) Three pre-qualified teams submitted proposals to become the builder and operator of the Automated People Mover (APM) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). A team of subject matter experts has started reviewing the proposals. Notice of award to the selected team is anticipated for January.

Photos: The boxes contain one proposal submitted by each team.

"The three proposals have been received on-time," said Jamaal Avilez, procurement manager for the Automated People Mover RFP. "Subject matter experts will now proceed with reviewing each proposal and will make a recommendation to our CEO and Board in January."

Scoring for this project is based on technical merit, visual appeal, user experience and price. The evaluation criteria were developed to ensure a fair and transparent procurement that maximizes private-sector creativity and innovation.

The APM is designed to reduce congestion in and around the airport by providing travelers with additional options to access airport terminals. The APM will be an elevated electric-powered train with six stations along a 2.25-mile alignment (three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside), conveniently providing travelers and employees a free connection to light rail, regional buses, parking and terminals. APM stations within the CTA will connect to the terminals via pedestrian walkways.

This is the first time a Public Private Partnership (P3) Design Build Finance Operate Maintain (DBFOM) model will be used to construct and operate an APM in the United States.

The APM is one component of the larger $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). LAMP consists of five major components: the APM, the Consolidated Rental Car facility (ConRAC), two Intermodal Transportation Facilities (ITF East and West), and roadway improvements throughout the LAX area.

For more information on the APM and overall LAMP project, please visit

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About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, second in the United States, and was named one of Skytrax’ 2017 Top 10 Most Improved Airports. LAX served more than 80.9 million passengers in 2016. LAX 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 697,138 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2016.

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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