LAX: Transforming The Travel Experience

As Los Angeles prepares to welcome the world in the coming years with global events culminating in the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is in the midst of a $15 billion Capital Improvement Program that is modernizing terminals and improving how passengers access one of the busiest airports in the world. From state-of-the-art technology and facilities to more efficient ways to access the airport, a reimagined LAX is on the horizon.

At the centerpiece of this modernization is the $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), which includes an Automated People Mover (APM) train system, Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility, new areas for parking and pick-up/drop-off and the long-awaited connection to regional transportation. The APM system features six stations total – three inside the Central Terminal and three outside – all along a 2.25-mile elevated guideway. Once operational, passengers will have time-guaranteed access to LAX’s Central Terminal Area in 10 minutes or less, creating a streamlined airport arrival and departure experience.

The first element of the landside improvements – the LAX Economy Parking facility – made its public debut in October 2021, bringing online a state-of-the-art smart parking structure with approximately 4,300 new parking spaces and a brand-new reservation system. Passengers can now pre-book parking ahead of time at and save up to 60% off the drive-up rate, while taking away the stress of having to find a parking spot when arriving at the airport.

And, as LAX transforms into a world-class airport, it is ensuring that Angelenos have a seat at the table by implementing workforce development and inclusivity initiatives. From a 30 percent local hire requirement during design and construction phases to providing contracting opportunities for local, small businesses, LAX is ensuring the community has a hand in building a better LAX.

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