Congratulations to Los Angeles World Airports on WTS Innovation Award for APM

11.07.2019
WTS-Los Angeles

We congratulate Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the City of Los Angeles for its Automated People Mover (APM) project winning the WTS Los Angeles “Innovative Transportation Solution” award for 2019. The award was presented at the WTS Los Angeles awards gala on November 7, 2019 in Downtown Los Angeles. Attendees from LAWA and Nossaman were present to accept the award.

The $4.9 billion APM project reached commercial close in April of 2018 upon Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous approval of an agreement with a developer comprised of ACS Infrastructure Development, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier Transportation, Fluor and HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions, and reached financial close in June of 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 (LAX) and connecting travelers to LA Metro’s Crenshaw Light Rail Line, intermodal transportation facilities and a consolidated rental car center.

WTS-Los Angeles is the L.A. chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, or WTS. An international organization with more than 6,000 members—both women and men—WTS is dedicated to building the future of global transportation through the advancement of women. With its advocacy, WTS turns the glass ceiling into a career portal through professional programs, enhanced networking, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders.

For the full list of 2019 WTS Los Angeles award winners, click here.

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