Automated People Movers

As airports grow to accommodate ever-increasing passenger traffic, efficient transportation systems for travelers, workers, and crew between terminals and landside facilities are crucial in easing traffic congestion, reducing the associated air pollution, and improving the overall airport experience.

Automated People Mover (APM) systems have proven to be an efficient, cost-effective transportation solution at airports around the world. These systems are ideal for handling high traffic volumes due to the fully automated and driverless vehicles that operate in exclusive rights-of-way, allowing for frequent service around the clock. Though highly effective, the integration of APMs at airports requires careful planning, design, and a comprehensive understanding of transit flows—not to mention permitting and construction management while adhering to a tight schedule and budget. You need an experienced team to help manage these complex factors; a team that has the ability to catapult your airport to the future.

Moving to the Future

Kimley-Horn is one of the very few firms in the world that has project experience across the whole spectrum of planning, civil design, systems design, technical/performance specifications, procurement services, and installation/acceptance oversight of APM systems. We have planned and designed APMs at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport, and Orlando International Airport. This extensive APM project experience, as well as major Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects, provides our team with the elevated fixed guideway and transit system integration expertise that is required for your APM project.

We are nationally known for the ability to provide prompt, responsive service and practical, cost-effective solutions. What sets Kimley-Horn apart is an unsurpassed base of talent and resources, our integrity, our repeat clients, and strong relationships with government agencies and airport authorities that have allowed us to complete successful project after successful project. As your airport looks to the future, partner with Kimley-Horn to ensure efficient traffic flow and airport operation for years to come.