Travelers will have to put up with traffic around the loop at Los Angeles International Airport for a little longer.

According to a new projection, ongoing construction of the LAX Automated People Mover won’t be completed until October 30, 2025.

Fitch Ratings downgraded the bond rating for the project, citing “increasing completion delays.”

While the credit agency did not expect any financing issues, the report also blamed “various disagreements and disputes between the parties” for the downgraded rating.

The 3.5 kilometer long Automated People Mover, which broke ground more than five years ago, was expected to be completed this year.

And this isn’t the first time the project’s completion has been delayed. The driverless train was supposed to be ready in 2023, but the delivery date was pushed back to this year.

The project is said to be over 96% complete.

In 2018, the LA City Council approved a $4.9 billion contract with LAX Integrated Express Solutions to design and build the Automated People Mover system that will transport passengers between terminals and connect to nearby rail lines.

According to Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that operates the airport, the People Mover will operate trains between six stations: three inside the airport’s terminal loop and three outside the airport.

The system is expected to connect to the Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX light rail lines, as well as to a planned Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center that aims to bring together more than 20 car rental offices in one location. The facility will eliminate the need for rental cars to enter the central terminal area and reduce the number of cars in and out of the airport by an estimated 3,200 per day, officials said.

Electrically powered trains are expected to run every two minutes, with each train carrying up to 200 people. LAWA officials expect the system to be used by 85.1 million passengers per year.

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