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Construction contract awarded for LAX midfield concourse
Construction contract awarded for LAX midfield concourse

The modernization of Los Angeles International Airport took a major step forward Thursday with approval of the construction contract for a $1.25-billion midfield concourse that will add 11 passenger gates to accommodate growing air travel. City airport commissioners also initiated preliminary planning and the environmental review for several projects included in the $4-billion ground transportation plan for LAX. Among the proposals are a consolidated car rental facility in nearby Manchester Square and an automated people mover that would connect to passenger terminals, the rental car center and the planned station for Metro's Crenshaw light rail line. The new concourse will...

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