Multi-Modal Transportation Center Arrival in 2017
January 5, 2017
$5 million construction project is underway with the demolition of Building 10
Allentown, PA – The arrival of a new year also includes a major makeover to enhance the customer experience at Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Construction is underway on the Multi-Modal Transportation Center, which is expected to open in the summer of 2017. This facility will provide LVIA passengers the following improvements:
* reduced walking distances to rental cars from the terminal
* weather protected walkways
* improved safety by eliminating passenger / vehicle conflict points
* designated areas for bus services from LANTA and Trans Bridge Lines Inc.
“We are hoping the Multi-Modal facility becomes a transportation hub within the Lehigh Valley, while also giving air travelers from outside the region accessibility to our airport,” said Charles Everett, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.
Funding for the project includes a $1.75 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The first phase of construction includes the demolition of Building 10 (built in 1965 and used as a firehouse and later as a maintenance facility). Currently located just east of the main terminal, the building impedes a clear sight-line to the rental car operations.
“Upon removal of Building 10, passengers and rental car customers can enjoy a reduction of 700 feet from counter to vehicle,” said Everett.
The Multi-Modal Transportation Center will double existing taxi stands, create seven bus slips and a bus loop for LANTA and TransBridge, and provide weather protection for passengers awaiting their vehicles.