The Remaking of LAX: Project and Construction Update
Landside Access Modernization Program
According to LAWA, LAMP is “a new ground transportation network” to help relieve traffic congestion, while improving the overall experience for passengers before and while they are at the airport. The LAMP components include:
Automated People Mover. The 2.25-mile APM is geared toward reducing the number of automobiles traveling into and out of the airport. The system will feature six stations (within and outside of the airport terminal area), multiple trains and an anticipated connection with the Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX light rail lines. Groundbreaking on the project took place on March 14, 2019, with a targeted opening date of 2023.Consolidated Rent-a-Car Facility. Known as ConRAC, the six million-square-foot complex will combine the current, scattered rental car lots. The goal is to consolidate rental offices, cleaning and fueling facilities and storage for more than 20,000 vehicles. Even better — the above-mentioned APM will put an end to rental-car shuttles from the LAX loop, thus reducing traffic congestion. While an official groundbreaking date hasn’t been announced (it’s likely to be sometime in 2019), the ConRAC is scheduled to be operational by 2023.Intermodal Transportation Facility — West. The ITF-West will consist of a modern parking structure with 4,700 parking spaces, a dedicated concessions area, and the LAX Security and Badging Office. The facility will also include a pick-up and drop-off curb for commercial and private vehicles, and will eventually offer a direct connection to the terminals, via the APM. The plan will also offer pedestrian walkways and plazas, as well as two new roadways to be built west and north of the ITF-West. The facility is scheduled to be operational by 2021; and a shuttle will transport people between the ITF-West and terminals until the APM is operational in 2023.
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