Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves Contract for LINXS to Build Automated People Mover at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) – The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously voted to approve a 30-year $4.9B contract with LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Automated People Mover (APM) train system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Today’s approval marks the largest contract ever awarded in the City’s history. The item was heard at Los Angeles City Council’s Trade, Travel and Tourism (TTT) committee meeting on April 10, where it was also unanimously approved.
Board of Airport Commissioners Approves $4.9B 30-Year Contract with LINXS for Automated People Mover System at LAX
(Los Angeles, CA) The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) today approved a $4.9B 30-year Public-Private Partnership (P3) contract with LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Automated People Mover (APM) system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LINXS' proposal had the highest technical score and the lowest cost proposal of the three teams that participated in the procurement process.
(Los Angeles, CA) Just in time for the busy spring break travel season, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Tooshlights®, the only smart restroom traffic management system that helps guests “know where to go®,” announced today a pilot program of smart restrooms in one of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) terminals. The patented technology helps passengers navigate busy bathrooms and will now light the way for them in American Airlines’ Terminal 4.
Reduced TSA Screening Wait Times at Tom Bradley International Terminal Thanks to 14 Automated Screening Lanes
.(Los Angeles, CA) With the opening of the final two Automated Screening Lanes (ASLs), a project to upgrade the Security Screening Check Point at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) by installing 14 of the high-tech, time-saving lanes is complete, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today.
29 New HIRELAX Graduates Ready to Build LA Through a Career In the Construction Trades
(Los Angeles, CA) Following an eight-week course consisting of construction principles, mathematics, hands-on construction training and physical education, 29 students graduated today as the second class of the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program.
LAX's Central Utility Plant Wins "Innovation Award" From Los Angeles Better Building Challenge
(Los Angeles, CA) The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) recently awarded its “Walk the Walk” Innovation Award in recognition of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Central Utility Plant (CUP). The CUP uses co-generation technology to generate electricity, heating and cooling for the airport’s terminals from natural gas. The “Walk the Walk” award recognizes Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) efforts to increase the CUP’s efficiency through strategic improvements to the facility’s infrastructure that have resulted in a savings of 1.6 million kilowatt hours annually and increased HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) efficiency improvements. LAWA officials received the award from LABBC staff during the group’s fourth annual Innovation Awards luncheon on Monday.
Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson Inducted Into Flight Path Museum's Aviation Walk Of Fame
(Los Angeles, CA) Entrepreneur, philanthropist and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson was inducted into the Flight Path Aviation Walk of Fame during a ceremony held on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Fresh Flavors, Local Brands Headed To LAX's Terminal 1
(Los Angeles, CA) The wait is over as LAX Terminal 1 reaches its final phase of redevelopment in 2018. Los Angeles World Airports, Southwest®, and Westfield are bringing new energy and excitement amid a $508 million modernization project of LAX Terminal 1 scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. The project, which launched in September 2014, has been intentionally constructed to minimize impact to passengers. The final phase of the redevelopment includes 10 new dining and retail destinations, three L.A.-based concepts and three airport firsts.
LAWA Opens Up Draft RFQ Comment Period For The Northside Project At Lax
(Los Angeles, CA) This week, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) opened up the comment period for the Draft Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the LAX Northside Area project. The LAX Northside Area is located immediately adjacent to LAX and in proximity to high-quality educational institutions, a world-class tech hub, a retail corridor and residential areas. The area is approximately 93 acres situated between the north airfield of LAX and the communities of Westchester and Playa del Rey. It stretches from Loyola Boulevard and Westchester Parkway on the east to Pershing Drive on the west. Given the size and location of the property, the project area provides opportunities for innovative proposals on how to utilize the land within the constraints of the guidelines created with the input of the local community.
LAX's Iconic Gateway Pylons to Go Dark for Earth Hour 2018
(Los Angeles, CA) On Saturday, March 24, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will join hundreds of landmarks, cities, and eco-conscious people in recognition of Earth Hour by lighting its iconic gateway pylons green – then going dark – for one hour.
“Edge4vets” Veterans Job Readiness Seminar Returns To Lax In April
(Los Angeles, CA) The “Edge4Vets” veterans job readiness seminar is returning to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday, April 24. This unique program, which prepares veterans to be job-ready ahead of face-to-face meetings with managers and hiring companies, will be hosted at the LAX Hyatt Regency, and will feature over 20 hiring companies that operate in around LAX. Registration for the seminar is currently open, and participation and attendance is free of charge.