MegaProject 713: Los Angeles Airport issues RFQ for Automated People Mover P3
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Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) has released the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Automated People Mover P3 Project.
The project involves the design and construction of the fixed facilities for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM).
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. 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.
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.
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.
LAWA Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint said:
“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. Today’s release of the RFQ is an important step toward delivering on that promise.”
The deadline for RFQ is no later than August 11th, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)
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.
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