The 2.5-mile, six-station APM is slated to open in 2023. (Rendering courtesy of Los Angeles World Airports)


The Los Angeles International Airport’s 2.25-mile Automated People Mover (APM) will use a traction energy storage system for backup power when it opens in 2023.

Community outreach is often conducted in person, but COVID-19 has moved much of it online. HDR hosts web-based live chats and telephone town halls, for instance.

How to Build Equity Into Transportation Projects—From the Start

Reaching out to communities early and following up throughout the transportation project planning process is key to building equity. That’s among the takeaways from HDR’s latest “Experts Talk” interview, in which Cathy LaFata shares insights on the environmental justice process and strategies for improving community engagement. She is the Northern California Transportation Planning Section Manager and a Professional Associate at HDR.

HDR Selected as Technical Advisor for Ontario Line

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected the HDR-led team to serve as technical advisor for the approximately C$10.9 billion TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) Ontario Line in Toronto. This nearly 16-kilometer, free-standing subway line, with 15 proposed stations, will run from Ontario Place/Exhibition Place through downtown Toronto to the Ontario Science Centre.