Urban was pleased to attend the groundbreaking of the new Ground Transportation Center at Bradley International Airport. The firm is serving as the civil engineer for the design-build team of Austin Commercial and PGAL on this major development for the Connecticut Airport Authority. The $210 million project will house car rental services, increase public parking availability and incorporate public transit connections.
“We are thrilled to have been a part of the design team on this exciting new project that will enhance Connecticut’s airport hub,” said Dale Russell, PE, Urban’s deputy practice leader for aviation. “As aviation experts, we recognize the importance of improved airport facilities and we applaud the Connecticut Airport Authority on pursuing this initiative, as well as others that improve BDL for travelers and the surrounding stakeholders.”
The new 1.4 million-square-foot facility will span across 13.4 acres and will be located west of the existing short-term and long-term parking garage, with a direct connection to Terminal A. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, state leaders, Connecticut Airport Authority officials, and project stakeholders were also in attendance at the event.
“The Ground Transportation Center will bring significant benefits to our passengers and the Bradley Airport community,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “Our passengers will save time as their rental cars will be located closer to the terminal and the airport footprint will become more environmentally friendly and less congested. There will also be better access to public transportation. Furthermore, the construction will generate jobs and the properties where the rental car companies currently operate can be developed in the future for other exciting purposes.”
In anticipation of the construction of the new Ground Transportation Center, several enabling projects were initiated in 2018 to prepare the site for construction. These projects focused on the realignment of roadways and the addition of a new intersection. Additional enabling projects will commence in the late summer.