LAX prepares for future with People Mover plans

Los Angeles World Airport officials are currently seeking firms to build and design its People Mover, which they say will make connections to and from Los Angeles International Airport terminals much faster.

The automated people mover, an elevated track that will have three stations in the central terminal area, will be free for airport users 24 hours a day. It is considered a crucial part of what LAWA officials call its $5.5 million landside modernization plan.

“The [automated people mover] is a critical project for the future modernization of LAX and is the promised solution to providing reliable, time-certain access to airline terminals for passengers, employees and other users,” said LAWA Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint.

The people mover will also transport passengers to Aviation and Century boulevards, where Metro is building a station for the last stop on the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line.

According to a LAWA press release, the people mover will “provide fast and easy connections to airline terminals with a convenient pedestrian walkway system, two-three minute wait times at each station.”

It will eliminate the excessive idling and circling of the central terminal area that exists today on the roadways, LAX authorities say.