Shortlist for LAX's new CONRAC project

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Shortlist for LAX's new CONRAC project

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has shortlisted four teams to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Consolidated Rental Car Center (ConRAC) project.

The bidding teams are:

  • LA Gateway Partners: Fengate Real Asset Investments, PCL Construction Services Ltd., MVI Holdings, PGAL, AC Martin and Johnson Controls 
  • Plenary Infrastructure Airports: Plenary Group, Austin + Sundt
  • LAX Consolidated Solutions: Grupo ACS, AECOM Capital, John Laing, Dragados USA, AECOM E&C and AECOM Hunt
  • CONRAC Partners: Meridiam Infrastructure North America II and Skanska

The ConRAC project involves the construction and design of a facility that will accommodate more than 20 car rental at one location, eliminating more than 3,200 daily rental car shuttle trips on city streets and CTA roadways. The new project will help liberating space and alleviate traffic in the Central Terminal (CTA).

The ConRAC is part of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), aimed to deliver a world-class transportation system to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) through PPP model.

This programme also include the development of the the APM system, which will consist of an elevated 2.25-mile-long guideway with six stations, pedestrian bridges to airport terminals, parking garages and fixed facilities. The AMP will connect the Central Terminal Area (CTA) with the new ConRAC, with stops in between at new airport parking facilities and a station connecting to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority regional transit system. 

As we reported in late February, LAWA determined, after evaluating several different delivery methods, that the design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (DBFOM) method is best suited to deliver at least two elements of LAMP: the APM and CONRAC.

The capital cost estimates and concession duration for both elements are: 

  • APM: US$2,150 million ‐ US$2,500 million (30 to 35 years).
  • CONRAC: US$850 million to US$1,000 million (20 to 35 years).

Currently, rental car facilities can be found in various areas surrounding LAX. The ConRAC will bring these facilities together in one location and ease traffic congestion. In collaboration with the rental car industry, LAWA has identified the following key benefits of the ConRAC for LAX: improved passenger experience, significantly improved traffic flow, operational efficiencies, and improved land use.

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