LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) has
finalized a contract with Los Angeles World Airports to design,
build, finance, operate and maintain an automated people mover
(APM) system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The total contract is valued at approximately
LINXS has attributed two contracts to joint
ventures (JVs): one for the design-build portion and one for the
operations and maintenance portion.
The JV in charge of the design
and build portion has awarded a contract to Bombardier valued at approximately
US$219 million (187 million Euros). The operations and
maintenance JV was awarded a contract valued at US$576
million (490 million Euros).
The financial close of this
Public-Private Partnership contract follows an announcement made
by Los Angeles World Airports on 15 February 2018 selecting LINXS as
the Recommended Developer, and contract signature in April.
Bombardier will be responsible for the design and supply of 44
Bombardier Innovia APM 300 vehicles, signalling, and onboard and
wayside communication systems, and will lead a joint venture that
will provide operations and maintenance services for the system
and related facilities for a 25-year period, following completion
of the construction.
Benoit Brossoit, President, Americas
Region, Bombardier Transportation, said, “We are proud to be a
member of the LINXS team and to partner with Los Angeles
International Airport in bringing a new mobility option to the
traveling public. With this contract, nine of the ten busiest
airports in the United States have chosen Bombardier for their
automated transit systems. We are confident that we will deliver
Los Angeles a modern and dependable APM system worthy of a
LAX is the fifth
busiest airport in the world, and second busiest in the United
States. The new APM system is one component of the airport’s
Landside Access Modernization Program. The system will run on a
2.25-mile (3.6 km) elevated dual-lane guideway with six stations
and create new connections between the airport, public and private
transportation, and a new consolidated rental car facility. The
system will be built using a Public-Private Partnership
contracting model, the first automated people mover system to be
procured this way in the United States.