Board approves budget for rental car facility at LAX

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The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has approved a US$2bn 28-year contract for LA Gateway Partners (LAGP) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) the Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) Facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California.

“With today’s board approval, we have completed the procurement process on the major components of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP),” said Sean Burton, president, BOAC. “It has been a monumental year for us and we now have all of the contracts in place that will dramatically improve access to and from LAX.”

The 5,300,000ft² ConRAC will consolidate more than 20 various rental car locations in and around the airport into one convenient facility. It will feature 6,600 ready/return parking stalls, 10,000 idle vehicle storage units, 1,100 rental car employee parking spaces, and more than 2,500 parking spaces for badged LAWA employees.

“This marks more progress toward our vision of the future of LAX,” said Deborah Flint, CEO, LAWA. “We are now in a position to deliver a world-class transportation experience worthy of an international gateway city.”

The ConRAC facility will be connected to the Automated People Mover (APM), which will eliminate the need for rental car shuttles to access the Central Terminal Area. With the removal of rental car shuttles, LAX will see a reduction in shuttle traffic and passengers waiting to board curbside at the airport.

The other components of the LAMP include the 2.25 mile elevated APM system, Intermodal Transportation Facility – West, and associated roadway improvements.

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