Los Angeles International Airport Automated People Mover

We are creating efficient access for passengers and reducing congestion at one of the world’s busiest airports.

$2.5 billion

Total project funding

30 year


2.25 miles

APM length

With responsibility for the 30-year design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the LAX Automated People Mover (APM) project, Balfour Beatty Investments is committed to helping Los Angeles World Airports deliver its wider Landside Access Modernisation Program for enhancing access at LAX.

The project includes six APM stations along a 2.25-mile guide way that links the LAX terminals to the to-be-constructed consolidated rent-a-car facility. Driverless vehicles will transport passengers every two minutes during peak periods with various parking garages and an on-site APM maintenance facility to ensure unencumbered operations. The APM will also link into the wider LA Metro system, allowing arriving LAX passengers easy public transport access to downtown Los Angeles.

Pedestrian access will be enhanced by moving walkways to the terminals and parking garages.

This 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 vehicle congestion and emissions in the terminal loop.

Broadside, Manchester
transportation infrastructure - access at LAX