A consortium, led by European construction firms ACS Group and Hochtief, has been tapped to lead the $1.95-billion automated rail system at Los Angeles International Airport. Scheduled for completion by 2023, the 2.2-mile rail line will be located up to 65 ft above ground and simultaneously accommodate nine trains. Six stops will connect to new parking facilities, rental-car points and a light-rail station, which will be built as part of an extension of L.A. Metro’s Crenshaw Line. In addition to planning, design and construction, the public-private partnership will be responsible for financing and system operation for 25 years. Other consortium members include Dragados USA, Flatiron, Fluor, Balfour Beatty and Bombardier.