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Multi-Modal Transportation Center Arrival in 2017

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.

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