Partnership Events and its public-private partnership magazine P3 Bulletin selected a project on which global law firm White & Case advised, the Automated People Mover project at the Los Angeles International Airport, as the "Best Transit Project" of 2018 at its fifth annual P3 Awards, presented in New York on October 9.
The P3 Awards are selected by a panel of more than 80 independent judges from among submissions made by law firms and their clients.
According to P3 Bulletin, the project was the first automated people mover "procured under a design, build, finance, operate, maintain model in North America," and "the largest contract awarded in the history of Los Angeles." Award judges lauded the project as "an outstanding project that demonstrates some highly skilled features, particularly around risk assessment and transfer, financial value and user experience. They were also impressed with the long-term benefits that the changes will provide to users, highlighting its flexibility as another important element ahead of the 2028 Olympics."