The Fluor-led LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) joint venture team broke ground yesterday on the automated people mover. The project includes building six stations along a 3.6km guideway where driverless vehicles will arrive to transport passengers every two minutes during peak periods.

Fluor and its partners are responsible for designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the project over the next 30 years. The LINXS team comprises Fluor, ACS Infrastructure Development, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier Transportation, Dragados USA, Flatiron and Hochtief PPP Solutions. LINXS has been working on the pre-construction phase of the project since winning the contract in February last year.

Fluor is the managing partner of the design-build joint venture team, LINXS Constructors, which is made up Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Dragados and Flatiron.

LAX people mover

This new line will offer ridership capacity of up to 10,000 passengers per hour. Client Los Angeles World Airports anticipates that it will carry 85 million passengers per year.

 “We are eager to officially begin the construction and advancement of LAX’s world-class facilities,” said Terence Easton, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business. “This project is a signature piece of mega infrastructure that will be ready to welcome the 2028 Summer Olympics, will improve mobility for travellers from around the world and empower progress for the Los Angeles region for generations to come.”

Following construction, LINXS Operators, comprising Fluor, ACS, Bombardier and Hochtief, will provide approximately 25 years of operations and maintenance services.