Airport commissioners allot $10 million for support services from city, other agencies for work on landside access modernization


(Los Angeles, California – June 2, 2016) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) continues to lay the groundwork for its $5.5-billion Landside Access Modernization Plan (LAMP) that will greatly improve access and reduce traffic in and around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted today to allocate $10 million for services from Los Angeles City and other governmental and non-governmental agencies to support various regulatory permitting and approvals during the planning and design phase.

LAMP will deliver a world-class transportation system to LAX. It is considered the largest individual construction program in Los Angeles City history. It consists of four primary components: an Automated People Mover system, a Consolidated Rent-A-Car center, two Intermodal Transportation Facilities, and roadway improvements to enhance access to the proposed facilities.

LAMP is designed to relieve traffic congestion within the LAX Central Terminal Area and on surrounding streets, improve access options and the overall airport guest experience for travelers, and connect via a people mover station to Metro’s light-rail system. Its major elements are scheduled for delivery by 2023.

The program will require a range of services to prepare for construction, including plan checks, site surveys, utility work, engineering design, review of communications systems, environmental reviews, and other necessary services.

Among the Los Angeles City agencies LAWA anticipates receiving services from are: the Departments of Water and Power, Public Works, Transportation, Planning, General Services, Building and Safety, Cultural Affairs, the Information Technology Agency, Los Angeles Police, and Los Angeles Fire.

LAWA will also work with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the California Department of Transportation, telecommunications providers, and Southern California Gas as the development progresses.

Today’s action allows LAWA to engage the city and non-city agencies, as well as capitalize the costs in advance of full project appropriations. All of the costs related to LAMP will be capitalized, and once it is in service, the costs will be recovered through landing fees, terminal rates and charges, and revenue from non-airline-related facilities.