Fluor Corporation has announced that its LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) joint venture team broke ground today on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).
Fluor, which has a branch on Fluor Daniel Drive in Greenville, and its partners will oversee the $4.9 billion project over the next 30 years.
The project is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
“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,” said Terence Easton, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business.
Fluor is the managing partner of the design-build joint venture team, LINXS Constructors, comprised of Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Dragados and Flatiron.
According to a news release, the project includes building six stations along a 2.25-mile guideway where driverless vehicles will arrive to transport passengers every two minutes during peak periods.
The 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.