Press Release

Balfour Beatty Joint Venture breaks ground on $4.9 billion Los Angeles International Airport Automated People Mover

21 March 2019


Balfour Beatty and its LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) joint venture team recently broke ground on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) project for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Scheduled for completion in 2023, the LINXS team will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the $4.9 billion project over the next 30 years.

The LINXS team is comprised of Balfour Beatty, Fluor, ACS Infrastructure Development, Bombardier Transportation, Dragados USA, Flatiron and Hochtief PPP Solutions. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in attendance for the groundbreaking, along with LAWA officials and many other distinguished guests.

John Rempe, PE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Balfour Beatty’s civil construction operations in the United States, commented, “We’re proud to kick off construction of this transformative transportation project for the Los Angeles World Airports in partnership with the LINXS joint venture team.

“The Automated People Mover at LAX will play a key role in reshaping the way travellers from around the world access the country’s busiest origin and destination airport well into the future.”

LINXS has been working on the pre-construction phase of the project over the past year. As a key component of LAWA’s Landside Access Modernization Program, the APM will be a 2.25-mile, above ground airport transport system connecting LAX passengers with the airline terminals, a new centralized rental car facility, new pickup and drop-off locations with parking facilities, as well as Metro’s regional transit system.     

Once completed, travellers will enjoy a transportation system comprised of six APM stations that operate up to nine trains simultaneously as well as the APM maintenance facility and various parking garages. Pedestrian access will be enhanced by moving walkways to the terminals and parking garages.



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