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LAX Takes Delivery Of Specialty Vehicles Trolleys

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Posted on December 2, 2019
For arriving LAX passengers who don't reserve chauffeured vehicles, this modified shuttle-style low-floor trolley built by Specialty Vehicles can take them to the LAX-it lot near Terminal 1. (photo: Specialty Vehicles)

For arriving LAX passengers who don't reserve chauffeured vehicles, this modified shuttle-style low-floor trolley built by Specialty Vehicles can take them to the LAX-it lot near Terminal 1. (photo: Specialty Vehicles)

LOS ANGELES – Specialty Vehicles recently delivered 36 Low Floor Spirit of America Trolleys to the Los Angeles International Airport.

These trolleys serve as shuttles in the LAX-it program, which started on Oct. 29 transporting arriving passengers from outside baggage claim areas to the LAX pick-up lot where they then meet their taxi, Uber, or Lyft rides. The service began in late October and was designed to relieve several lanes of congested passenger pick-ups through the Los Angeles airport loop.

The lime green and black Spirit of America low floor trolleys run 24 hours a day servicing the loop of all nine terminals at the airport. Passengers who arrive out of the Terminal 1 can choose to skip the trolley ride and walk to the LAX-it Uber/Lyft pick up area. Passengers arriving from the other terminals will find the trolleys as they exit the baggage claim area. Trolleys stop at each terminal about every 5-10 minutes. Between 18,000 and 20,000 passengers use these trolleys each day.

The Los Angeles World Airport Group approached Specialty Vehicles about a year ago in search of a low floor vehicle that could meet their requested passenger capacity and delivery time line. Fortunately, the Spirit of America trolley met both requirements and the airport was able to start taking delivery of the units in August.

The low-floor trolley makes it easy for passengers with roller luggage to enter and exit and is ADA accessible.

The low-floor trolley makes it easy for passengers with roller luggage to enter and exit and is ADA accessible.

The trolleys are 35-foot low-floor units with dual doors, a Braun W/C ramp, WIFI and passenger counting systems. They were manufactured by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles in Middlebury, Ind., and are sold exclusively by Specialty Vehicles. First Transit in Los Angeles operates the system for Los Angeles International Airport.  

In addition to the Spirit of America Low Floor Trolleys, Specialty Vehicles builds other trolleys, trams, and electric vehicles. Information: Nancy Munoz at [email protected]

Source: Specialty Vehicles press release

Related Topics: airports, bus manufacturers, LAX, shuttle buses, Specialty Vehicles, Trolleys

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