LAX Automated People Mover Project Wins "North American PPP Deal of the Year" Award


Nossaman would like to congratulate Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the City of Los Angeles for winning the North American PPP Deal of the Year award from IJGlobal. The awards were presented at a ceremony in New York on March 14, 2019. 

The award was given for the Automated People Mover (APM) project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The APM project reached commercial close on April 11, 2018 upon Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous approval of a $4.9 billion agreement with the project’s developer, and reached financial close on June 8, 2018. 

The APM system will include six stations and up to nine electric powered trains, each with four cars, in simultaneous operation. The APM trains will travel on an elevated 2.25-mile long guideway, easing access into and out of the second largest airport in the United States and connecting travelers to LA Metro’s Crenshaw Light Rail Line, intermodal transportation facilities, and a consolidated rental car center. LAWA’s APM is the first APM system to be procured through an availability payment P3 delivery model.

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