ConnectLAX, a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) and STV, Inc., said Friday it has been awarded a contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide environmental and preliminary design services for an extension of the Metro Green Line light rail to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The Green Line LAX Extension will link the planned Metro station at Century and Aviation, about 1.5 miles from the airport, with the central terminal area of LAX, by one of three alternatives: an above-ground LRT extension; an underground LRT extension; or an automated people mover (APV) link.
ConnectLAX will prepare the alternatives analysis, final environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR), and conceptual engineering to support the final EIS/EIR. The contract includes two phases, one for for environmental approval, and the second including preliminary design of the alternative chosen for the extension. Completion of the EIS/EIR is scheduled for late 2012.
The Green Line LAX Extension is one of the capital projects being funded by Measure R, a program of transportation improvements totaling $40billion over 30 years funded by a one-half cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2008.