Issuing of instructions begins “Eligibility Determination Process” that will see train system providers demonstrate their capability of meeting operating and performance requirements
Los Angeles, California, 2016-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) achieved an initial milestone today in its efforts to provide travelers with a first-class, swift, convenient, and reliable way to access LAX. LAWA is issuing a series of instructions and technical specifications for potential Automated People Mover (APM) train systems providers who want to participate in the LAX Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). LAWA has developed an APM delivery method, the Design Build Finance Operate and Maintain (DBFOM), which will maximize the experience, innovation, and resources of city staff and the private sector.
Issuing the instructions and technical specifications begins the “Eligibility Determination Process,” under which train system providers will attempt to demonstrate that their systems are capable of meeting operating and performance requirements planned at LAX. Systems considered “eligible” through the process will be available to join developer teams that will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the remaining elements of the APM, which includes the APM guideway structure, passenger stations, and other facilities needed for the APM system to operate.
The procurement process for selecting the developer will begin within the next two months, with the release of a separate Request for Qualifications (RFQ). That RFQ process will produce a list of qualified teams that will be invited to pair with “eligible” train system providers and propose a complete system to LAWA. Proposals for the complete APM will be evaluated through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process that will commence later this year.
Construction and operation of the proposed APM project is subject to environmental review, which began in 2014. Construction on the APM project could start as early as 2017, contingent on state and federal environmental clearance and other local approvals.
The APM Eligibility Determination documents are available on the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (http://www.labavn.com) and the LAMP Business Opportunities website ( http://business.connectinglax.com). General information, including environmental documents, are available on the Program’s official website (http://connectinglax.com).
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world and second in the United States, based on 2014 airport rankings (the latest available). LAX served more than 74.9 million passengers in 2015. LAX offers 692 daily nonstop flights to 85 cities in the U.S. and 928 weekly nonstop flights to 67 cities in 34 countries on 59 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.1 million tons of air cargo valued at over $86.9 billion. An economic study in 2011 reported that operations at LAX generated 294,400 jobs in Los Angeles County with labor income of $13.6 billion and economic output of more than $39.7 billion. This activity added $2.5 billion to local and state revenues. LAX is part of a system of three Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
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