Los Angeles — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) officials announced that five teams submitted Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for delivering an Automated People Mover (APM), the first, and 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 $5.5 billion, LAMP would be one of the largest construction programs in Los Angeles City history.

LAWA issued the Request for Qualifications for the APM project on June 9, 2016, and the deadline for response was August 11.  LAMP would finally give passengers choices that provide a first-class, swift, convenient, and reliable way to access LAX.  The proposed program includes five major program elements; the Automated People Mover that would connect three 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 two Intermodal Transportation Facilities (ITFs) for additional parking, meeter-greeter activities, and roadway improvements. The proposed program is currently undergoing environmental and public review.

The SOQ response is a positive reflection on LAWA’s Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM) approach for the APM.  Used successfully by public agencies throughout the nation and internationally to build critical infrastructure projects, the DBFOM method enables shared risks and rewards, and can help ensure project completion dates.

“The DBFOM approach emphasizes working with the private sector to drive innovation and quality.  It’s reflective of a 21st century solution that is value based and will create an exceptional guest experience and cement LAX’s competitiveness in the global aviation marketplace,” said LAWA Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint .

LAWA will now begin reviewing the SOQ responses to determine which teams qualify to advance to the Request For Proposal (RFP) process.  For more information about the proposed LAX Landside Access Modernization Program, visit connectinglax.com