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MegaProject 972: RFP nears for the Automated People Mover (APM) at LAX

🕔 July 19, 2017
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Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has authorized Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the Automated People Mover (APM) train at Los Angeles International Airport.

Three consortia continue in the race for the project after two teams have dropped out of the tender process. These teams are namely:

  • GatewayConnectors: Kiewit Development Company, Meridiam LAX-APM, LLC, Skanska Infrastructure Development Inc.
  • LAX ConnectingAlliance: OHL Infrastructure, Inc., Acciona Concesiones, S.I., Star America Fund GPLLC, Aberdeen Global Infrastructure GP II Ltd., Axium Infrastructure US Inc., Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.
  • LINXS: Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Balfour Beatty Investments, Inc., HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions GmbH, ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.

As we reported in late September 2016, LAWA shortlisted all five teams that submitted Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for delivering the APM P3. The teams that expressed interest in the project and are no longer in the tender process are:

  • PWA: Plenary Group USA Ltd, Walsh Investors, LLC, AECOM Capital, Inc., JLC Infrastructure Fund I L.P., Sumitomo Corporation of Americas.
  • LA ConnextPartners: Ferrovial Airports International Ltd., Cintra Global Ltd., Bechtel Development Company, Inc., John Laing Investments Limited and Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) USA Inc.

The project will be a complex and challenging element of the proposed Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), which would create a world-class transportation system for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Estimated at US$5.5 billion, LAMP would be one of the largest construction programs in Los Angeles City history.

The proposed program includes five major program elements; the Automated People Mover that would connect 3 on-airport stations to Metro Rail and transit services – providing a seamless connection to public transportation, as well as to new a consolidated Rent-A-Car center, and 2 Intermodal Transportation Facilities (ITFs) for additional parking, meeter-greeter activities, and roadway improvements. The program is currently undergoing environmental and public review.

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