On June 7, the plan to transform Los Angeles International Airport received a boost when the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for the proposed $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). The project, which includes an Automated People Mover and a link to Metro rail, will improve the flow of passengers and vehicles in and near the airport’s Central Terminal Area and help to alleviate congestion on local roadways.
LAMP consists of several primary components tied together by the Automated People Mover (APM), an elevated train with six stations that would transport passengers between the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and the other main project components located to the east. These components include a Consolidated Rent-A-Car centre and two new Intermodal Transportation Facilities, which feature public parking and passenger drop-off and pick-up areas
Mayor Eric Garcetti commented: “This historic investment in LAX is about more than building a world-class airport — it‘s about the future we are building for Los Angeles, ― LAMP will transform the way Angelenos access LAX, and visitors connect to our city. I applaud the City Council for its commitment to moving this project forward.”