Fluor breaks ground on Los Angeles International Airport automated people mover

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Fluor Corporation has announced that its LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) joint venture team has broken ground on the US$4.9bn (£3.7bn) Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).

“We are eager to officially begin the construction and advancement of LAX’s world-class facilities,” said Terence Easton, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business. “This project is a signature piece of mega infrastructure that will be ready to welcome the 2028 Summer Olympics, will improve mobility for travelers from around the world, and empower progress for the Los Angeles region for generations to come.”

The LINXS team is comprised of Fluor, ACS Infrastructure Development, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier Transportation, Dragados USA, Flatiron and Hochtief PPP Solutions. LINXS has been working on the pre-construction phase of the project over the past year.

Fluor is the managing partner of the design-build joint venture team, LINXS Constructors, comprised of Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Dragados and Flatiron. The project includes building six stations along a 2.25-mile (3.6km) guideway where driverless vehicles will arrive to transport passengers every two minutes during peak periods. This new line will offer ridership capacity of up to 10,000 passengers per hour. LAWA anticipates that it will carry 85 million passengers per year, providing a modern, reliable solution to help ease traffic congestion.

Following construction, LINXS Operators, comprising Fluor, ACS, Bombardier and Hochtief, will provide approximately 25 years of operations and maintenance services.

Interested in the use of automated vehicles in airports? Check out the ‘Airport Cities, Transport Connections & Regions’ stream at the Passenger Terminal Conference, which takes place during Passenger Terminal Expo, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2019, in London. As part of this conference stream, there will be a Panel Discussion all about Autonomous vehicles at airports.

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