LAX unveils first Automated People Mover train car

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., unveils the new Automated People Mover...

LAX provided a glimpse of how travelers will get to terminals via the airport’s long-awaited Automated People Mover on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 2, with officials unveiling the first of 44 train cars that will eventually allow folks to forego the congestion that is currently the hallmark of flying out of Los Angeles.

LA, federal and airport officials at the new Maintenance and Storage Facility, which will act as the operational hub for the Automated People Mover.

“The Automated People Mover will be so much more than another way to get to LAX,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement. “It’s the piece of the puzzle that will curb the congestion that has been plaguing our airport for decade.”

The system, which is set to open in 2023, is meant to reduce congestion around Los Angeles International Airport while also connecting folks to the country’s fifth-busiest travel hub via regional public transportation, including LA Metro.

The car unveiling was the latest milestone for the Automated People Mover project, which began in 2019.

Earlier this year, workers finished pouring 69,700 cubic yards of concrete for the system’s 2.25-mile elevated guideway structure. Five of six bridges over World Way have also been completed, with the last one set for completion later this year.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., unveils the new Automated People Mover (APM) train car at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25-mile elevated guideway with six stations total, three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside the CTA. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, Pool)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveils the new Automated People Mover (APM) train car at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25-mile elevated guideway with six stations total, three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside the CTA. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, Pool)

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveils the new Automated People Mover (APM) train car at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25-mile elevated guideway with six stations total, three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside the CTA. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, Pool)

The interior of the new Automated People Mover (APM) train car is shown at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 2.25-mile elevated guideway with six stations total, three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside the CTA. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, Pool)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, fourth from left, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., fifth from left, with officials pose for a picture with the new Automated People Mover (APM) train car at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. The Automated People Mover (APM) is an …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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