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LAX’s People Mover

Last Friday, Los Angeles World Airports—the departments that runs Los Angeles International Airport—held a forum to present and discuss information on the transportation plan that will totally transform the way Angelenos get to and move through LAX. Known as the Landside Access Modernization Program, the plan includes a new automated people mover to carry passengers from the Metro system to the terminals, a consolidated rental car facility, new transportation hubs, and more public parking and pedestrian walkways. LAWA has provided Curbed with some of the new glimpses into LAX’s more awesome transportation future.

LAMP is due to be completed, at least partially, by 2023 (in time for the 2024 Olympics, if LA is chosen to host them). A fact sheet from the forum says that construction is expected to begin on the project in the second half of 2017, with “Completion of Phase 1
(including APM & ConRAC)” estimated for sometime in 2023. The materials do emphasize that the light rail station that will ultimately connect Metro to the airport via the Crenshaw Line is a separate project overseen by Metro, and while the agency will work with the LAMP, the project is more of a complement than an actual part of LAWA’s plan (that is, they don’t really have control over it).

An aerial view of one of the Intermodal Transportation Facilities, where passengers will be able to check in, get picked up and dropped off, and hop onto the APM to go to the terminals, a LAWA fact sheet says.

A nighttime view of one of the new pedestrian walkways.

Inside the automated people mover system. Passengers on the APM will only have to wait about two to three minutes for a tram, which will take them to the main terminals.

An overview of LAX once all the new improvements are made.

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