A joint venture team of Fluor Corporation has been selected to design-build, finance, operate and maintain the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Automated People Mover project for the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).
The project includes six stations, which will connect a new consolidated rental car facility, intermodal transportation facilities, expanded airport parking and Metro transit to the airline terminals.
The project is expected to provide reliable and time-certain access to the airline terminals for passengers and employees, besides bringing jobs and workforce development opportunities to the local community.
Fluor, an engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company, will participate in all phases of the 30-year project.
The company is an equity member of the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) development team, along with partners Balfour Beatty, Hochtief, ACS and Bombardier.
Fluor will lead the design-build joint venture team, which includes LINXS Constructors and partners Balfour Beatty, Flatiron and Dragados.
Design and construction is scheduled to begin later in 2018. Passenger service is scheduled for 2023.
After the construction, LINXS Operators, comprising Fluor, Bombardier, Hochtief and ACS, will provide operations and maintenance services for 25 years.
Fluor infrastructure business president Hans Dekker said: “We are excited to join with LAWA on its first public-private partnership, providing a best-value technical and financial solution to extend LAX’s world-class facilities, reduce congestion and provide time-certain travel options.
“The selection of the Fluor team further solidifies Fluor’s industry-leading ability to successfully manage complex public-private partnership (P3) projects. The project will benefit from Fluor’s megaproject and transit expertise, including the Eagle Commuter Rail P3 project in Denver and Maryland’s Purple Line Light Rail Transit P3, and the recently awarded design-build Green Line project in Boston.
“We are proud to enter into a long-term partnership with Los Angeles World Airports to deliver this world-class transit link using our proven integrated life-cycle approach and experience.”