Frequently Asked Questions

Jobs / Subcontracts

How can I get a job with LINXS?
To learn more about LINXS employment opportunities, email

How can I get a subcontract with LINXS?
Please fill out our Notice of Interest form. To follow-up about the status of your form, please email

Is there a local hire requirement for the Automated People Mover (APM) project?
There is a 30% local hire requirement on the APM project during the design and construction phase During the operations and maintenance of the APM project, the local hire requirement is 60%.


Where can I find information about traffic impacts due to LAX improvements?
Construction advisories are posted to LAWA’s website:

How can I provide feedback about construction?
Call or email the LAX Construction Hotline.
Phone: 310-649-LAWA (5292)

Where are the train cars being assembled?
The final assembly of the APM300 cars will be at the manufacturer’s facility in Pittsburgh, PA.

When will the APM train be ready for public ridership?
The APM is scheduled for completion in 2023.


Will the APM train be free to ride?
Yes, there is no cost for airport users.

How often will the APM train run? Is there a train schedule?
During peak travel hours (9 a.m. to 11 p.m.), the APM trains will arrive at a station every two minutes. End-to-end (from the ConRAC facility to the West CTA station) the ride is 10 minutes.

Will the APM be pre-Airport security? Can I check my bags before getting on the train?
The APM is pre-security. LAWA is currently exploring the feasibility of checking bags at remote locations. At this time, travelers will still be responsible for carrying their own bags.

Can I still drive my personal vehicle in to the CTA once the APM is operational?
At this time, personal vehicles will still be allowed to drive into the CTA. The only vehicles that will no longer have access once the APM is in operation are rental car shuttles, as shuttles will no longer be needed with the ConRAC facility open.

Will the APM trains and the stations be ADA accessible?
Yes, the APM trains and stations will be ADA accessible. Stations feature both elevators and escalators, while trains have wide doors and level boarding for easy access. The system also features both visual and audible notification systems.

Does every LAX terminal have direct APM station access?
At this time, there will be pedestrian bridges connecting travelers from the CTA terminals to many of the stations directly, and some indirectly. The West CTA station connects to Tom Bradley International and Terminals 3 and 4, the Center CTA station connects to Terminals 1.5, 2, 5 and 6, and the East CTA station connects to Terminals 7 and 8.

What existing airport APM system is most comparable to the design of the LAX APM system?
The Phoenix Sky Harbor is the most similar APM to LAX. The main difference will be the APM300 car is replacing the PHX APM200 car.

Can I board the APM train from any station, or are there restrictions on ridership?
Passengers can board the APM train from any station.

How loud will the train be?  
The rubber wheeled train will be about the same noise level as a vacuum cleaner.

Who is in charge of public safety and enforcement to protect travelers and the airport on and around the train?
Trains and stations will have security cameras and be under 24/7 surveillance. AED machines, public announcement systems (visual and audible), fire alarms and sprinkler systems will also be in place. LAX Airport Police jurisdiction will extend to cover all associated facilities.

What are the projected reductions to vehicular traffic in the area/in the CTA once the APM train is online and/or projected ridership?
It is anticipated that the ConRAC facility will eliminate over 3,200 shuttle trips a day to/from the CTA and surrounding streets by consolidating individual rental car operations into one location. Approximately 27% reduction in traffic during peak hours within the terminal area (2035). Off-airport traffic would improve at 30 intersections located closest to LAX (2035).

Vehicle Miles Travelled Reduction
2024:  117,000 per day; approximately 42.7 million annually
2035:  345,000 per day; approximately 126 million annually

Will there be bike storage at APM stations, and are bikes allowed aboard the People Mover?
APM employees will have access to bicycle facilities at the Maintenance and Storage Facility. The Intermodal Transportation Facility-West and ConRAC facility will also feature some bike storage.


    How do I submit a media inquiry about the APM train system?
    Newsroom inquiries should be emailed to

    Reporters working on a deadline may contact the LINXS Communications Manager, Laura Ware, by phone: 949.420.5076.