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LAX Terminal Construction and Landside Access Modernization Program

Old Apr 9, 2024, 8:40 pm
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Two more traffic advisories:

To facilitate work for the Automated People Mover (APM), 96th St. between Airport Blvd. and 96th Pl. will be closed continuously beginning Saturday, April 13 at 11 p.m. for approximately 2 months.

Access to the Metro City Bus Center will be maintained at all times via 96th St., and access to Budget Rental Car will be maintained at all times via 96th Pl. Through traffic will be directed to 98th St. to detour around the closure.
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To facilitate work for the Automated People Mover Project, 96th St. between Airport Blvd. and Vicksburg Ave. will be closed Saturday, April 13 at 11 p.m. to Sunday, April 14 at 9 a.m.

Access to the Metro City Bus Center will be maintained at all times via 96th St. and access to Budget Rental Car will be maintained at all times via 96th Pl.

Through traffic will be directed to 98th St. to detour around the closure.
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 7:34 pm
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Only the far left lane (number 1 lane) in both directions on Century was closed today with no construction work active. There didnít seem to be any effect on traffic.

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Old May 11, 2024, 11:09 am
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Per the March 2025 monthly report of the Landside Access Modernization Program, the APM Passenger Service Availability date has been updated to December 8, 2025.
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Old May 11, 2024, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA884
Per the March 2025 monthly report of the Landside Access Modernization Program, the APM Passenger Service Availability date has been updated to December 8, 2025.
December on big projects almost always really means the following year, but they just don't want to let the year slip for reporting.
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 2:11 pm
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In a city known for traffic, LAX is a standout for its gridlock. Can it be fixed?

A $30-billion overhaul promises to make the experience better before the 2028 Olympics and the airportís centennial. A glimpse of the elevated tracks of the long-awaited Automated People Mover soaring above the airport teases at the future. But until the system is complete, the chaos that many have endured before takeoff and after landing remains all but inevitable without extensive trip planning, extra time to allow for delays or travel at non-peak hours ó especially for first-timers trying to navigate the airport.
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While other major airports, such as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, are hubs for connections, LAX is used mainly for nonstop flights. That has led to ground transportation traffic that has only increased as flight travel has expanded and L.A. Countyís population has grown from 4 million in 1950 ó a year after the airport became an international destination ó to 10 million today. Roughly 700 nonstop flights arrive and depart each day, and about 70 airlines fly in and out. The airport saw more that 75 million travelers last year ó a number that hasnít surpassed the pre-pandemic peak in 2019 but has increased from roughly 67 million in 2000 and 35 million in 1979.
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Without a direct public transit connection, such as exists at most airports throughout the country, the bottleneck will get worse with more passengers. And while the horseshoe loop design isnít uncommon (itís also seen at New Yorkís John F. Kennedy International Airport), LAX is limited to one entrance and one exit that dumps onto busy Century and Sepulveda boulevards before drivers make their way to the freeway.
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The People Mover could eliminate some of the traffic in the horseshoe by taking passengers to and from airport terminals, the Metro C Line, long-term and short-term parking and a consolidated rental car facility. The $2.2-billion rental car project under construction will house more than 18,000 vehicles in a 6.3-million-square-foot space near the 405. Owner Los Angeles World Airports has allocated $2.9 billion for the 2.25-mile People Mover line, which is expected to open in late 2025.
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Old Jun 13, 2024, 11:31 am
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Late 2025 now? Pathetic.
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Old Jun 19, 2024, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern
Late 2025 now? Pathetic.
My money is still on never.
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Old Jun 19, 2024, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by chrisl137
My money is still on never.
Never, as in never underestimate the level of incompetence, sheer stupidity and the dollar value of various bribes and graft thrown around LAWA and its contractors. I'll need a wheelchair by the time that monorail - with plans stolen from MIA - ever actually operates.
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In their political minds it's probably all acceptable as long as it opens before the olympics. Who cares about the people who actually need to make use of it frequently.

I get annoyed about the LAXit situation but the people I think losing out the most are the airport workers trying to get to public transit. I have tried using public transit on arrival a few times and it's sad that the worst / most frustrating part of the trip is waiting for the slow, infrequent, poorly-dispatched shuttle bus to the bus center or aviation station.

That said, LAWA really better open it by early 2027. Else watch the olympics be during a big heatwave which reveals some issue with the tracks or signaling system causing an epic breakdown
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Old Jun 20, 2024, 7:07 pm
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Old Jul 16, 2024, 4:16 pm
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People Mover delay update

Snipped extracts from a LA Times article today regarding funding for the remaining People Mover costs [full article may be behind a paywall for some readers]:
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Los Angeles World Airports staff will ask the board of commissioners Thursday to approve $400 million more to settle claims over the delayed project at LAX, according to a board agenda released
Monday. If approved, officials expect the project to finish construction Dec. 8, 2025.

The project is about 95% complete, but disagreements between the airport and contractor LAX Integrated Express Solutions, or LINXS, over timeline, compensation and production led to significant delays.

That increase would also require approval from the Los Angeles City Council.

“Resolution of claims now will provide LINXS the necessary cash flow and incentive to ensure schedule certainty,” the board report states. If the allocation is cleared, the Automated People Mover budget would increase from $2.9 billion to $3.34 billion.








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Old Jul 18, 2024, 3:26 pm
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Got the email from LAX - @Craig6z is right - January 2026:

LAX TRAIN EXPECTED TO BEGIN SERVICE

JANUARY 2026


Agreement approved today by Los Angeles Board of Airports Commissioners sets construction completion date of December 8, 2025;Train will start operating for guests and employees in January, with trains arriving at stations every 2 minutes during peak hours


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Old Jul 19, 2024, 8:31 pm
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The photos show two-car trains. Will that be standard?
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Originally Posted by SPN Lifer
The photos show two-car trains. Will that be standard?
It certainly better not be - but given the incompetence this project has slogged through from Day 0, it wouldn't surprise me if that's the launch plan.
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