- Associated Press - Thursday, April 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Airport Commission has approved a nearly $5 billion contract to build an Automated People Mover to carry passengers at Los Angeles International Airport.

City News Service says the 30-year contract was approved Thursday. It still needs an OK from the City Council, which may consider the deal next week.

The contract calls for a consortium of companies to build and maintain a 2-mile elevated guideway that will carry driverless electric trains between terminals. The system will connect to commuter rail lines outside the airport.

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The system is expected to be completed by 2022.

Authorities anticipate the system will carry more than 85 million passengers each year.

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