LAWA – The Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC)
The Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility is one of the major components of LAX’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). Scheduled to open in 2023, the ConRAC facility will consolidate rental car operations currently spread across the surrounding area of LAX into one location conveniently located adjacent to the 405 freeway.
Bordered by Arbor Vitae Street to the north, Aviation Boulevard to the west, Century Boulevard to the south and La Cienega Boulevard to the east, the approximately 6.4-million-square-foot facility will house more than 18,000 rental car vehicles including ready/return, idle storage, and employee parking spaces. The facility broke ground in September 2019 and topped off in concrete in July 2021.
The ConRAC facility will provide direct connection to LAX’s Automated People Mover (APM) train system. With this direct connection, rental car shuttles will no longer be needed to shuttle customers to and from the Central Terminal Area (CTA), which will result in the elimination of more than 3,200 daily rental car shuttle trips on the surrounding streets and into and out of the CTA.
The facility also features a Quick Turn Around (QTA) building, which allows for the light maintenance of vehicles such as car washing, oil changes and tire rotation. This QTA building will help alleviate traffic congestion by keeping operations within the footprint of the facility and not out on the city streets.
Multiple rental car companies representing several major brands will be housed inside the ConRAC facility. Smaller off-brand companies who choose not to relocate will pick up their customers curbside on the west side of the ConRAC facility.
Sustainable design is also at the forefront of the ConRAC facility as it will hope to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating. Sustainable elements include native drought-tolerant landscaping, reclaimed water usage and a solar farm generating approximately 8,400 megawatt hours annually. Construction began in 2019 and the facility is scheduled to be operational in 2023.
CPM Partners provided CPM Scheduling, claims avoidance and resolution services.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $ TBD
Dates: January 2021 – Ongoing