b'18 LAX PARKING Los Angeles Intl Adds NewEconomy Parking Facility BY KRISTEN RINDFLEISCHIn 2019, Los Angeles Internationalfoot structure with approximately 4,300mover train, which will connect to the Airport (LAX) was the third-busiestparking stalls and direct transportationnew Economy Parking Facility next airport in the world, and that putto the terminals. In addition to providingyear. Currently, a fleet of shuttle buses its parking capacity to the test. Althoughcustomers with new smart parkingtransports customers to/from the new its Central Terminal Area parking structurestechnology, it also helps ease trafficstructure.can hold more than 8,000 vehicles, thosecongestion near the terminals and reduce spaces command premium prices andassociated carbon emissions. Partners and Goalsoften fill up when business travelers needThe new parking option is part of LAXsLos Angeles World Airports used a them most. To provide a more budget- Landside Access Modernization Program,competitive procurement process to form minded alternative, LAX opened one of thea $5.5 billion compilation of projectsits team for the Economy Parking project. most advanced economy parking facilitiesfocused on improving how people getSwinerton was selected as the design-in the country last fall.to and from the airport. Beyond addingbuilder, with Watry Design as the architect, The new $294.1 million facility, fundedmore parking spots, key components ofstructural engineer of record and parking by Los Angeles World Airports revenuethe program include a consolidated carplanner. Gensler served as the design funds, is a four-level, 1.7-million-square- rental facility and an automated peoplearchitect and ABM Aviation as the primary partner for smart parking implementation. March | April 2022AirportImprovement.com'