For Immediate Release
Dec. 12, 2019
ITF-West Parking Structure and Mobility Hub will be the First Landside Access Modernization Program Component to be Completed
Workers for Swinerton, the design-builder for the ITF-West Facility, pouring the first concrete for the 1.7-million- square-foot structure.
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) future parking and mobility hub – the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West) – notched a significant milestone with the first foundation pour for the 1.7-million-square-foot facility, marking a new phase in construction for the facility. ITF-West will provide much needed pick-up/drop-off locations and parking options outside of the airport’s Central Terminal Area (CTA) when it opens in 2021 and then reaches full optimization with connection to the new Automated People Mover train in 2023.
Swinerton Builders, the design-builder for the project, commenced excavations for the foundation (or footings) of the structure in mid-November, followed by the first foundation pour on Nov. 27. This initial pour represented the first few cubic yards toward the total pour of 70,000 cubic yards for the project.
“With the ITF-West foundation pour, we have officially kicked off meaningful construction of this critical project for LAX’s modernization,” said Fadi Nassar, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Project Manager, ITF-West. “The foundation work lays the roadmap for construction, and we look forward to many more milestones on the way to opening in 2021.”
The ITF-West is a four-story parking structure and mobility hub located between Westchester Parkway and 96th Street. Opening in 2021, the facility will feature approximately 4,300 parking stalls, valet parking services, meet and greet space and smart parking capabilities that will let guests know how many spaces are left on each level of the structure. A shuttle will provide access to and from the CTA when ITF-West opens in 2021. In 2023, when the Automated People Mover (APM) train system is operational, the ITF-West will feature direct connection to the APM station via two pedestrian bridges.
The ITF-West is one of the major components of LAX’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), which includes the 2.25 mile APM elevated train system with six stations total – three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside, as well as a Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility and roadway improvements.
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The ITF-West, located between 96th Street and Westchester Parkway, will open in 2021 with approximately 4,300 new parking stalls.
LAX, the fourth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. LAX ranks 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. LAX handled 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.
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, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. 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 was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. 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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