Commission OKs $5B contract for LA airport People Mover

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Airport Commission has approved a nearly $5 billion contract to build an Automated People Mover to carry passengers at Los Angeles International Airport.

City News Service says the 30-year contract was approved Thursday. It still needs an OK from the City Council, which may consider the deal next week.

The contract calls for a consortium of companies to build and maintain a 2-mile elevated guideway that will carry driverless electric trains between terminals. The system will connect to commuter rail lines outside the airport.

The system is expected to be completed by 2022.

Authorities anticipate the system will carry more than 85 million passengers each year.


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