Los Angeles World Airports
(LAWA) and LAZ Parking have been recognized by the International Parking & Mobility Institute
(IPMI) with a 2021 Award of Excellence
for the LAX-it Taxi and Pickup Service Ride App. LAX-it received the award for Innovation in a Mobility, Transportation, or Parking Program, placing the service among the industry’s top programs.
Over the last decade, traffic congestion on the roadways and front curbs of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has grown dramatically due to the popularity of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft, as well as steady growth in air passengers. Projections showed vehicular traffic within the Central Terminal Area (CTA) would become increasingly dense without an innovative mitigation while the airport’s modernization built the long-term solutions including an Automated People Mover train. Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) implemented a visionary solution to this problem by moving TNCs and taxis from the CTA and having them pick up customers at an adjacent lot designed for this purpose.
“LAX-it” (pronounced “LA Exit”) is a ground-breaking service that removes tens of thousands of vehicles per day from the CTA’s traffic congestion and provides a fleet of shuttle buses to transport passengers from the terminal to the pickup point, where their ride is waiting. When the time came to select an operating partner with the expertise, commitment, and flexibility to take on this ambitious new service LAWA selected LAZ Parking, a recognized innovation leader in the parking and mobility industry. Since assuming the management of LAX-it, LAZ has transported millions of passengers and, during peak operations, facilitated over 30,000 daily rideshare pickups.
IPMI Awards of Excellence showcase outstanding parking and transportation facilities and innovative parking, transportation, and mobility industry programs. Judges from every segment of the industry review entries and rank them according to a range of criteria.
“This year’s Awards of Excellence winners showcase creativity, innovation, sustainability, and a commitment to the future of transportation and mobility,” said IPMI CEO Shawn D. Conrad, CAE
. “Their attention to excellence benefits both their operations and their local communities, and it’s an honor to recognize and celebrate these projects and organizations.”
“LAZ Parking is thrilled to share this recognition with LAWA and to be selected as their partner on the new LAX-it service,” added Alan Lazowski
, Chairman and CEO of LAZ Parking. “We are humbled to yet again be recognized for our parking and logistics expertise and to be entrusted by LAWA to deliver a solution that better serves customers and provides a sustainable, cost-effective solution to the challenges facing the mobility, transportation, and parking industries.”
IPMI is the world’s largest and leading association for professionals and organizations in the parking and mobility industry. More details on this year’s award winners
can be found in a special feature in Parking & Mobility magazine, as well as on IPMI’s website. They will be honored in-person at the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, Tampa, Fla. The 2022 IPMI Awards of Excellence competition will open in January 2022. Please visit parking-mobility.org
for details. About Los Angeles World Airports
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the City of Los Angeles department that owns and operates Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports. Both play an integral role in helping to meet the Southern California regional demand for passenger, cargo, and general aviation services. Both airports make a distinct contribution to the strength of the system as it provides a high level of safety, security, and service for their customers, communities, and stakeholders. As the aviation authority for the nation's second-largest city and hub of one of the world's most populous metropolitan areas, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is faced with the challenges of providing an airport system to serve a major portion of the Southern California market. LAWA has met this challenge and at no cost to taxpayers. Los Angeles World Airports is a self-supporting department of the City of Los Angeles, governed by a seven-member Board of Airport Commissioners. The Board is comprised of public-spirited business and civic leaders appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. About LAZ Parking
LAZ Parking is the largest and fastest-growing privately-owned parking operator in the United States and a pioneer in digital parking technology. Founded in Hartford, CT, in 1981, with four decades of experience providing best-in-class parking management and transportation services, LAZ operates over 1.2 million parking spaces across the country in over 3,200 locations in 36 states and 444 cities. Over the past decade, LAZ has led the industry with business intelligence, remote monitoring, and eCommerce solutions, and more recently, launched its Proximity On-Demand Services – “LAZ PODS.” Leveraging their national real estate parking network through connected tech-enabled solutions, LAZ PODS includes EV charging, micro warehousing, last-mile logistics, and ghost kitchens. LAZ works across various industries, including hospitality, commercial, healthcare, airports, transportation, universities, government, retail, events, residential, and shuttle services. LAZ is a people-first, Conscious Capitalism company that believes in elevating humanity through business. For more information, visit www.lazparking.com