Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) staff today briefed its Board of Airport Commissioners on its plans to deliver and finance the estimated $5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LAMP includes several elements, including an elevated 2.25-mile automated people mover (APM), a consolidated rent-a-car facility (ConRAC), parking garages, pedestrian bridges to airport terminals and roadway improvements. The APM will have several stops between LAX’s Central Terminal Area and the new ConRAC, including a stop at a station connecting to LA Metro’s regional transit system.
As part of the briefing, LAWA announced its decision to deliver the APM and ConRAC through Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM) contracts. Sean Burton, President of the Board of Airport Commissioners, stated that This approach, unique to U.S. airports, will create an exceptional guest experience, and cement LAX’s competitiveness in the global aviation marketplace. The Board will determine the delivery methods for other elements of LAMP at a later date.
LAWA will hold an Industry Forum and related outreach activities on February 4, 2016. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to host the forum. LAWA expects to release the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the APM DBFOM contract by the second quarter of 2016, followed by the RFQ for the ConRAC DBFOM contract.
For further information regarding LAMP, see www.connectinglax.com.
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