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$4.5B 30-Year Contract for LAX People Mover Approved
BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS APPROVES $4.9B 30-YEAR CONTRACT WITH LINXS FOR THE AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER SYSTEM AT LAX
LAMP Continues to Move Full Speed Ahead
LAX Modernization Projects Update, Important information regarding terminals, traffic, and public transportation that may affect your commute and local communities
LAX’s $4.5 Billion People Mover Project Begins Approval Process
The Los Angeles World Airports Board of Commissioners on Feb. 15 voted to take the first step toward awarding a $4.5 billion contract to a contractor consortium to design, construct and operate the planned people mover at Los Angeles International Airport.
Airport Terminal Projects Ramping Up To Meet Demand
So far in 2017, there has been a 2.8 percent increase in overall enplaned passenger activity, and every month seems to bring a new all-time seasonally adjusted high.
LAX’s $14 Billion Facelift
Eighty-four million people traveled through Los Angeles International Airport last year, the fourth busiest airport in the world. The CEO of LAX in charge of transforming the decades-old airport into a world-class aviation experience gave CBS2’s Pat Harvey an exclusive tour of how it’s all coming together.
LA Metro Opens Red Line Universal City Station Pedestrian Bridge
Source: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (04/07/2016) - As another example of ongoing efforts to make travel easier, safer and more convenient for patrons, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) opened the Red Line to Universal Studios Hollywood pedestrian bridge, just in time for opening day of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction.
Inside Oceanwide Plaza's Big Concrete Pour
SOURCE: Urbanize.LA - By Staff (04/06/2016) - Lendlease, an international property and infrastructure company, has announced the completion of the initial mat foundation pour for the Oceanwide Plaza development in Downtown Los Angeles. This milestone will allow for vertical construction of the project to begin.
Plans Revealed for Latest Arts District Development
SOURCE: Urbanize.LA - By Steven Sharp (03/31/2016) - Four months after purchasing a 1920s warehouse in the Arts District for $21.6 million, real estate investment firm Est4te Four Capital has filed redevelopment plans for the property with the City of Los Angeles
HI: Rail Will Open With 10-Mile Route
SOURCE: The Honolulu Star - Advertiser - By Marcel Honore (03/28/2016) - March 28--Local rail officials have decided that for the opening of the transit system, they won't extend the route to Middle Street after all. Instead, they've opted to stick with their planned, shorter opening route to Aloha Stadium -- a distance of 10 miles. Last summer the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation announced it would revisit the logic of that opening route and the "limited ridership" it would attract.
Another Day, Another Three Downtown Towers
Source: L.A. Downtown News - By Nicholas Slayton (03/24/2016) - AEG Reveals New Details for J.W. Marriott Expansion. High-Rises Proposed for South Park, City West. The plans were shared at a Tuesday, March 15, meeting of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council's Planning and Land Use Committee. It wasn't the only big project to get a public airing, as other developers revealed plans for a 24-story tower on Grand Avenue and a project that would bring more than 400 residential units and 126 hotel rooms to City West.
LA Metro's Bold Plan to Transform Transportation
Source: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (03/22/2016) - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) CEO Phillip A. Washington has unveiled staff recommendations for an expenditure plan as part of a possible November ballot measure that would fund a wide variety of transit and highway projects, roadway improvements and pedestrian and bike paths to be built over the next four decades.
Sepulveda Pass subway tunnel, Valley rail line raising Valley transit hopes
By Ryan Carter (03/13/2016) - Metro's list of people-moving projects, set for release Friday, has recharged hopes for a subway tunnel through the Sepulveda Pass and rail lines traversing the San Fernando Valley.
Running Down the Finalists' Designs for the First and Broadway Park
Source: L.A. Downtown News - By Eddie Kim (03/01/2016) - For years, the parcel on First Street between Broadway and Spring Street was one of Downtown's worst eyesores, holding the remnants of a 13-story state office building that was damaged in the 1971 Sylmar earthquake and mostly torn down five years later.
Convention Center Rehab Sparks Dueling Visions
Source: L.A. Downtown News - By Eddie Kim (02/29/2016) - A once-direct path to an updated Los Angeles Convention Center has been thrown into question, as a top city official has unveiled a plan that could lead to a massive new project in South Park. The late-stage proposal, which is new and fairly untested, has divided area leaders and raised the possibility of a project that would reshape a large portion of the community.
California Department of Transportation Launches California State Rail Plan
Source: CalTrans - California Department of Transportation (02/17/2016) - Caltrans is beginning work on the next California State Rail Plan, which will provide the framework for California's rail network and set the stage for new and improved rail and community connections in the state for the next 20 years. Caltrans is seeking early and meaningful public participation throughout the formulation of the plan, with several options available for providing input and feedback.
Metro Secures $300 Million in Federal Funds for Rail Projects
Source: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (02/16/2017) - The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will appropriate $300 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for two major rail projects in Los Angeles County. This federal funding, which was made possible by Congress adopting and President Obama signing into law late last year the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus appropriations bill, will benefit both the Regional Connector and Westside Purple Line Extension (Sections 1 and 2) transit projects.
A Brief History of Rail in San Gabriel Valley
Source: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (02/09/2016) - The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension is set to open on Mar. 5, 2016, bringing passenger light rail deeper into the San Gabriel Valley. However, this isn't the first time the valley has seen passenger rail - or even electric rail.
Massive USC Project Hits Halfway Mark
Source: L.A. Downtown News (02/03/2016) - The USC Village project, at the southern end of the Figueroa Corridor, is the biggest development in the university's history. The $700 million project will create housing for 2,700 students, a Trader Joe's, and a huge slate of restaurants and shops.
Los Angeles firm AECOM to build SpaceX's hyperloop test track in Hawthorne
By Staff reports (01/26/2016) - Elon Musk's SpaceX has selected Los Angeles-based builder AECOM to design and construct a nearly one-mile hyperloop test track in Hawthorne.
Price tag for Rams' Inglewood stadium could reach $2.66 billion
By Scott M. Reid (01-11-2016) - HOUSTON - The final price tag for a state-of-the-art stadium in Inglewood proposed by Rams owner Stan Kroenke could reach $2.66 billion, team officials have told NFL senior staff and league owners.
A look at what to expect with the Rams' return to L.A. this year
By Scott M. Reid (01/10/2016) - After decades of questions about the NFL's future in Los Angeles, we finally have the most important answer. The Rams are on their way back to Southern California. And the Chargers might be.
Seven Projects in the Pipeline That Downtown Will Be Watching in 2016
Source: L.A. Downtown News - By Eddie Kim (01/07/2016) - The Downtown skyline is changing, though sometimes it's not just what is opening that is important, but also what is planned. While it is tough to pick the most noteworthy projects in the pipeline, a few demand attention. The seven developments below are worth watching in the new year, as they will shape how people move about and how business gets done in Downtown.
Seventy-One Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2016
(01/05/2016) - Seventy-One Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2016 as Contractors Expect a Range of Public and Private Markets to Grow
Q&A: The Builder's Role in School Sustainability
By Lindsey Coulter (12/29/2015) - For many schools, colleges and universities, sustainability is now simply part of the institutional culture. Most school district and higher education officials have embraced various energy- and resource-saving technologies, but that doesn't mean the work is done for planners, builders and manufacturers.
Making Schools More Resilient to Natural Disasters
By Bill Robinson (12/15/2015) When a serious flood, earthquake or other natural disaster occurs in a particular area, the effects are often devastating. Entire neighborhoods are destroyed. Buildings collapse. People are injured or even killed. Part of what makes natural disasters so powerful is that no one knows when they'll occur. While you can't predict when an earthquake will strike, you can prepare for it by making your school more resilient to natural disasters.