Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)’s LAX Automated People Mover (APM) project will be an airport transport system elevated above the current LAX infrastructure connecting airport passengers to airline terminals, a new centralized rental car facility, new pickup and drop-off locations with parking facilities and the LA Metro’s regional transit system. In a joint venture, Balfour Beatty will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the public-private partnership (P3) project as part of the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) team.
The scope of work includes the design and construction of the 2.25-mile guideway and six APM stations that will operate multiple trains simultaneously and the enhancement of passenger walkways and bridges that will provide a seamless integration of direct circulation to and from the APM stations, platforms, mezzanine level and terminals. Balfour Beatty will also construct the nine-acre Maintenance and Storage Facility (M&SF) designed to maintain and store 11 electric-powered trains that will transport as many as 200 people at a time.
LAWA anticipates that the AMP will carry 85 million passengers per year and will be ready to welcome the 2028 Summer Olympics. Construction commenced in the summer of 2018, and the APM project at LAX is slated for delivery in 2023.