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Harry Reid International Airport upgraded parking to LPR thanks to Scheidt & Bachmann’s & Survision.

April 13, 2022

 

 

 

 

Harry Reid International Airport upgraded parking to LPR thanks to Scheidt & Bachmann’s & Survision.

 

 

 

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas!

 

 

 

Survision LPR cameras have been Scheidt & Bachmann’s “weapon of choice” to face the challenge of upgrading Harry Reid International Airports (formerly McCarran Airport) Parking Management System.

Along with other major upgrades, this iconic airport has empowered its parking lots with 50 Survision Nanopak Totem cameras acquiring the ability to offer a frictionless exit to their customers, exponentially reducing waiting times, pollution levels, and radically eliminating lost ticket inconveniences/frauds.

When it comes to high volume traffic, as in the case of Las Vegas Airport, this represents a huge leap in service quality and operational efficiency; the challenge was tough: they needed to install 50 short-range LPR cameras without major infrastructure changes and without loop triggers.  Survision’s Ready-to-use Nanopak Totem was the perfect solution.

Laura Caillot, survision General Manager says:

“We are very excited of witnessing this LPR well justified “revolution”;  think about it, the benefits are undeniable for both customers and companies: 

On one hand, you have all the “magic” LPR can bring to the people(no wait in line, no lost ticket, less pollution, no badges) and on the other,  you have our special all-included Survision LPR cameras handling  all the processing by themselves!, All of this makes it easier and cheaper to do the LPR upgrade sparing you from spending thousands on heavy/expensive additional hardware” 

Survision LPR cameras already operate in many city airports such as London, and Paris.

 

Become a storyteller: Parking Today the Airport Issue – ParkNews.biz March 29th – April 4th, 2022

April 04, 2022

 

 

Become a storyteller: Parking Today the Airport Issue – ParkNews.biz March 29th – April 4th, 2022

 

 

 

 

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta

 

 

Have you travelled yet since the lockdowns eased up? The trip you had to cancel be it to Paris, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, Marrakesh or one of the US beautiful locations, is it “lets go” now? It seems for most people it is. Hence, it is the double demand. The natural yearly cabin fever of needing to get away. Or go take your children for spring break. Or let them go on their own. And then, the previously postponed trips back on schedule. Especially leisure trips.

I flew a lot during the lockdowns. As I had to make a trip from LA, CA to Fort Myers, FL on regular basis, pandemic or not, to assist my parents. The airports during that time were depressing. But now, it seems the joy of travel, the anticipation of seeing new places and new faces, is visible. The airports are packed. The shops are open. The restaurants are filled with people.

On my flight just a few days ago, the captain of the plane apologized that we still have to wear masks. He added, “I trust that we can see your faces in all their expressions soon.”

Some airlines already have abandoned the need for masks. Such as SAS within Sweden. “Virgin Atlantic changed its mask policy on March 16, allowing customers to choose if they wear a face covering, including on flights to Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, the Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. Masks must still be worn on the airline’s flights to or from the U.S. as well as for passengers 12 and older on flights to and from Delhi, Islamabad, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lahore, Lagos, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.”

Read further about other airlines here: April 4, 2022 – These Airlines No Longer Require Masks on Flights

Besides masks, if we have to wear them or not, and packed airports, the key to the air travel is parking or transportation, to and from the airport. It is how we get to the airport and leave it upon landing, that can make the trip enjoyable or a nightmare.

For me, with uber costing at least double or even triple to the pre pandemic prices, parking at the airport or the airport adjacent garages, is the solution. I believe I am not the only one making this choice, since from the people I spoke to, many decided to drive and park vs taking a tnc.

Thus, here we arrive at our June 2022 Parking Today Airport Issue: It is all about the first and last impressions with the parking experience we provide as a parking industry.

If you have an inspiring or descriptive story about airport parking from you perspective, and would like to submit an article for this issue of PT, please send it to me at astrid@parkingtoday.com.

The deadline is April 20th. However, to assure that we can fit in your article, I need a commitment asap. Please write to me and we schedule a call to discuss further.

Additionally, this issue is a once a year opportunity to showcase your technology and your products that make air travel uneventful. Therefore, please contact Brian Bullen at brian@parkingtoday.com to create the highest visibility for the solutions you provide.

I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance for your interest and collaboration.

Wishing for all of us, the friendliest skies during this spring break time and on the way to PIE 2022 in Reno, NV.

Have a blessed new week.

Sincerely,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

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ACE Parking Is Proud To Announce AENA’s Award Of The Parking Operations Of 34 Airports In Spain

March 21, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

ACE Parking Is Proud To Announce AENA’s Award Of The Parking Operations Of 34 Airports In Spain

 

 

San Diego, US / Madrid, Spain – Starting March 1, 2022, ACE Parking, in partnership with  Spanish companies EYSA & SETEX, began managing the parking facilities at 34 major and mid-major airports in Spain.   This includes Madrid and Barcelona Airports.

 

 

Scope of the Project

  • 90,000,000 million enplanements annually
  • 100,000,000 annual parking transactions
  • 150,000 parking spaces
  • Exclusive management of every parking facility at each airport
  • Services include management of Self-Park, Valet, VIP Programs, Facility Maintenance and PARCS equipment Maintenance
  • Multiple Airport Shuttle Operations
  • Customer Service program management & reporting
  • On-line Reservation Platform coordination and management
  • Electric Vehicle charging services
  • Implementation of Centralized Control Center, Accounting/Financial/Operational Metrics on Real-time Dashboards

 

Vision – Expedited Project Opportunity Development

  • The relatively short-notice project opportunity (34 airport scope due in less than 60 days) came to Steve Burton, ACE President, and Shane Henning, ACE General Manager at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport through a European Wayfinding provider contact who reached out about the RFP to gage ACE’s interest
  • Steve immediately saw the potential for ACE and within 24 hours of first hearing about the opportunity was in email contact with EYSA and Setex
  • Zoom meetings were expedited by Steve and ACE’s partners within 24 hours to discuss the Airport RFP opportunity
  • In less than 3 days, ACE was on board with the opportunity and jumping fully into the deep end of learning how to respond to the RFP and to do business in Spain (ACE’s Ownership & CEO authorized Steve to pursue the opportunity within 10 minutes of his business pitch)

 

 

Extensive RFP Work Process Requirements

  • ACE jumped in with both feet in the first week of June 2021
  • We committed to extensive response tasks and our partners provided initial instructions for how we needed to officially respond to the RFP’s Technical Requirements
  • ACE had to create individual technical documents to each minimum requirement within the RFP (Similar to Major Airport RFPs in the US)
  • The more challenging aspects started with the authentication process which was further complicated during COVID – We had to create each technical document, confirm compliance, and have them notarized.
  • Each technical document and notary had to be translated into Spanish.
  • The documents then had to be sent to the State of California to be Apostle (Requirement of RFP and AENA).
  • This Apostle process could not be done in person – so we had to ship the documents to Los Angeles or Sacramento and wait for the process to be completed (taking weeks and many follow up messages to accomplish)
  • The most important documentation required the Spanish Consulate was the certification of ACE as a good standing company in California and the authorization of ACE to do business in Spain. Because of COVID, it was also impossible to get an appointment and very difficult to reach a person at the Consulate. ACE’s prompt process initiation proved to be essential in our obtaining these confirmations.
  • After dozens of phone calls and email messages, Steve was able to get in contact with the Spanish Consulate days prior to the due date of the RFP (July 30, 2021) and was able to get the documents executed and sent back to ACE in time for the RFP submission (failure would have resulted in our proposal response be non-admissible)
  • Without the help of Ashby Russell, ACE Marketing Specialist, multiple agencies that helped to Sheppard the process, and Steve’s motivation to keep the RFP process moving, our Team’s Effort along with our partners EYSA and Setex would have been for naught

 

Hard-Won Success

ACE is extremely pleased with the outcome of this RFP.  We are looking forward to growing our footprint in the European Union and beyond.  We are ready to show the world what ACE can do and look forward to continuing our growth in the United States and now in Europe.

“This herculean effort by ACE and my team, could not have happened at many US based parking companies.  The ones that could have qualified, would have been stuck in committee, legal, or the Board level trying to even look at and respond to this RFP opportunity. Not, so with ACE!  As the largest privately owned, 72-year third generation Parking Company in the country, ACE was nimble enough to mobilize our organization within hours and successfully responded to a 34 Airport RFP in less than 60 days – and WON!!!!”

 

For more information about ACE’s services and expertise or to contact ACE directly please visit https://aceparking.com/

Start-Up, STOW IT, Offers the Most Affordable Long-Term Parking Rates at Charlotte Airport

March 17, 2022

Start-Up, STOW IT, Offers the Most Affordable Long-Term Parking Rates at Charlotte Airport

 

 

 

FORT COLLINS,Colo., March 17, 2022  — A Colorado-based start-up has partnered with airport parking facilities in Charlotte to help you save money while you travel. Most airport parking facilities offer daily parking rates that quickly add up for long-term travel, but with STOW IT, they offer a more affordable option for long-term parking in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

STOW IT has partnered with airport parking operators all over the United States to help long-term travelers, second homeowners, individuals who travel for business, or any other reason you may be away from home for an extended period find and reserve a spot for their vehicle while they are away! STOW IT’s monthly parking program is one of the only places where you can find the most affordable prices for airport parking with the rate at Charlotte Douglas International airport. Their rates are $120 a month for uncovered parking and $140 a month for covered parking.

All the current parking facilities that STOW IT has partnered up with offer 24/7 shuttle services to and from the airport and security measures for your vehicle including security cameras and onsite staff. One of the best features that STOW IT offers is their monthly rate with no long-term commitment.You can choose your check-in and check-out dates and do not have to sign any contract for how long you will need to stay.

If you are in need of affordable long-term airport parking in Charlotte, you can make your reservation online through the STOW IT website, https://www.stowit.com/Charlotte-Airport-long-term-parking. Simply click the “book now” button on either the covered or uncovered options and choose the dates you need. If you do not have a set date in mind for check-out, STOW IT offers a month-to-month options that renews your reservation every thirty days until you are ready to move out.

STOW IT will save you money, make your life easier, and change the way you travel, give it a try next time you travel!

Media contact: info@stowit.com

THIRD OF SIX PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE STRUCTURES CONNECTING TERMINALS TO LAX PEOPLE MOVER STATIONS SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED

January 31, 2022

 

THIRD OF SIX PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE STRUCTURES CONNECTING TERMINALS TO LAX PEOPLE MOVER STATIONS SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED

 

 

Bridge will connect Terminal 3 to a future Central Terminal Area
Automated People Mover station

 

 

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced the successful placement of the third of six pedestrian bridge structures that will connect terminals to Automated People Mover (APM) stations in the Central Terminal Area (CTA). The latest bridge, which crosses over World Way, will connect the West CTA station to Terminal 3 once the train system is complete.

Over the course of four evenings, partially pre-fabricated steel trusses, ranging in weight from 56,000 to 97,000 pounds, were assembled and lifted into place with a 350-ton crane. Supported over the roadway by a shoring tower, the segments were welded together. The installation of floor and roof beams is underway, which will complete the erection of structural steel for the pedestrian walkway.

“With the completion of this operation, the steel structures for half of the pedestrian bridges over World Way have been successfully installed,” said Jake Adams, Deputy Executive Director, Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). “As the airport continues to undergo major landside and airside modernization efforts, these pedestrian bridges are a prelude to the future of connected travel at LAX.”

Click here to view an educational video on constructing the pedestrian walkways over World Way. High-resolution photos are available upon request.

With the steel beams placed for the third pedestrian bridge, work will begin to install the underdeck scaffolding that will allow construction to continue above the roadway, minimizing the impacts on the traveling public.

The first pedestrian bridge, which is located at Terminal 4.5 and will connect to the West CTA station, was installed in June of 2021, followed by the installation of the second pedestrian bridge that will connect from the Center CTA station to Terminal 2 in September. Currently, both bridges are being prepared for the installation of glass panels that will happen later this year.

The remaining three bridges – at Terminal 1, Tom Bradley International Terminal and at Terminal 5.5 – will be installed later this year, with the Terminal 1 bridge installation scheduled to begin in February.

The centerpiece of LAX’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), the APM is a 2.25-mile electric train system that will transport travelers in and out of the CTA, connecting them to new off-site parking facilities, regional light rail transportation and the Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. The APM project is a critical investment into the infrastructure of Los Angeles as the city prepares to host the 2028 Olympic Games. The APM is expected to relieve congestion within the CTA and in turn the surrounding thoroughfares, thereby reducing emissions and vehicle miles traveled.

To learn more about LAX’s modernization, visit FlyLAX.com/ConnectingLAX.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.5-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and a 12- to 15-gate Bradley West Gates addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.

LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.

LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.

LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the “Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience” in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of “The World’s Best Airports for Business Travelers” (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.

WallyPark Teams Up with FLASH to Transform Airport Parking

November 02, 2021

 

WallyPark Teams Up with FLASH to Transform Airport Parking

 

 

 

The Challenge

 

WallyPark has been providing off-airport parking to travelers for over twenty years. When covid-19 threatened the way airlines had been running for decades, WallyPark knew that parking would have to change, too.

 

The Solution

To connect more than 100 lanes of equipment at 10 locations across the country on a single, cloud-based platform, WallyPark chose FLASH as a technology partner. From the touchless technology consumers wanted most at the height of the pandemic to the mobile management tools operators need to stay on top of day-to-day business.

FLASH provided a complete 21st century parking solution with:

When everything is changing so fast, FLASH putting innovation and tech at the forefront gives you peace of mind.

Charles Bassett, President of Operations for L & R Group of Companies

With the Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) pricing model, a program unique to FLASH, WallyPark was able to take what would typically be a capital expenditure and spread it across low monthly payments throughout the lifetime of the hardware. HaaS gives operations with an expansive national footprint the opportunity to invest in future-ready technology with an incremental investment.

The Result

On a completely automated system, WallyPark’s locations have seen a substantial reduction in cashier labor and growing revenues as accountability and collection capabilities increase. The move from paper tickets to an entirely digital system is more in tune with consumer expectations and allows WallyPark to take advantage of features like dynamic pricing.

Today, WallyPark can access real-time data insights across its nationwide portfolio and manage short term, monthly, and valet parking on a single platform. With its day-to-day operations optimized and automated, WallyPark is now turning its attention to future-ready technologies like AI and EV charging stations.

FLASH has worked tremendously for us, I think ongoing updates and HaaS are the way of the future.

Charles Bassett, President of Operations for L & R Group of Companies

MAYOR GARCETTI UNVEILS $294 MILLION STATE-OF-THE-ART LAX ECONOMY PARKING

October 19, 2021

MAYOR GARCETTI UNVEILS $294 MILLION

STATE-OF-THE-ART LAX ECONOMY PARKING

 

 

Online pre-booking system, electric vehicle chargers, available space indicators and more
will elevate the parking experience at LAX

 

 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and invited guests cut the ribbon to the LAX Economy Parking facility, which opens to the public Oct. 19.

 

 

 

(Los Angeles, CA) Guests at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) now have access to one of the most advanced economy parking facilities at any U.S. airport with today’s opening of a $294 million, state-of-the-art parking structure.

LAX Economy Parking, known as the Intermodal Transportation Facility-West during construction, is the first major component of LAX’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) to be completed and opened to the public, and will become a centralized hub for ground transportation in the future. The four-story, 1.7-million-square-foot facility has approximately 4,300 new parking stalls for LAX. It features the latest in smart parking technology to create a streamlined parking experience, including pre-booked parking, intuitive wayfinding, electric vehicle chargers and more.

The facility’s opening was celebrated with speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) President Beatrice Hsu, Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Erbacci and Swinerton Builders’ President Dave Callis.

“As the third largest airport in the world, LAX is our gateway to the world — where dreams take flight and we welcome the future of our city with open arms,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “LAX Economy Parking is a historic marker of progress in the midst of a once-in-a-generation transformation at the airport — bringing travelers a state-of-art facility that will help reduce congestion, enable our airport to realize its full potential, and continue to create a more seamless travel experience for millions of Angelenos and visitors.”

LAX Economy Parking is the first piece of a complete modernization of the parking experience at LAX. In the near future, all LAX parking structures, including those throughout the Central Terminal Area, will feature smart technology, which will create a more efficient and elevated guest experience. Beginning Oct. 15, guests will be able to make advanced reservations at four structures in the Central Terminal Area (2b, 3, 4 and 7) as well as at the Van Nuys Flyaway terminal garage. Inside, the Parking Guidance System will identify available parking spaces throughout the building on dynamic signage boards, while a Parking Space Indicator System will show available or occupied spaces via overhead lights.

“Today we begin a series of grand openings that will transform LAX into the modern, sustainable, public transit hub our city deserves,” said Councilmember Mike Bonin (District 11). “This milestone is possible because we brought airport neighbors and airport officials together to modernize LAX, reduce its impacts on local communities, and make it a first-class neighbor, opening the door for big improvements to transportation, job creation and environmental benefits. I am thrilled to see this promise being delivered upon for my constituents, Angelenos and future visitors to our vibrant city.”

Utilizing LAX’s new online parking reservation system at parking.flylax.com, travelers can now pre-book a parking spot for a discounted rate, guaranteeing a place to park. The system includes technology that allows for automatic entry and exit at the gate.

Online pre-booking will offer a parker the greatest discount compared to the drive-up rate of $25 per day, with initial discounts up to 70% off pre-book rates. The earlier a parker pre-books, the greater their discount. LAX Economy Parking rates are also dynamic and based on availability.

“The new economy parking lot is the first of many improvements that will completely transform the passenger experience at LA,” said Councilmember Joe Buscaino (District 15). “With the new lot, along with the connection to the Metro rail system, the automated people mover and the revamped FlyAway program, residents of all income levels will have options for getting to and from the airport, and will no longer have to choose between convenience and affordability.”

A dedicated shuttle bus will transport parkers between the facility and the LAX Central Terminal Area, where a dedicated inner bus lane on the Arrivals/Lower Level will provide quick access to and from the airport away from regular traffic. Once the Automated People Mover (APM) train is operational, passengers will connect to the train system on the second floor of the Economy Parking facility via two pedestrian bridges linking the building to the train station.

“The opening of LAX Economy Parking is an momentous achievement, the first element in our multi-billion-dollar transformation that will forever change how Angelenos and visitors get to, from and around our airport,” said Beatrice Hsu, President, BOAC. “This innovative facility is an integral addition to our airport parking, and will provide a convenient and affordable place to park, while elevating the guest experience at LAX.”

“Today is a truly historic day for LAX and Los Angeles as we unveil this state-of-the-art facility, which showcases how we are creating the world-class airport our City deserves,” said Justin Erbacci, CEO, LAWA. “Building a better LAX is more than just bringing state-of-the-art facilities online – it’s about how we build, and we are proud that this facility rose from the ground with the help of more than 3,700 craft workers and nearly 850,000 work hours over the last several years. It truly is a testament to our partnership with the building trades to use local, skilled labor as we transform our airport.”

LAX Economy Parking is a sustainable facility, in alignment with LAWA’s Sustainability Action Plan, “Boldly Moving to Zero.” In addition to smart parking technology that helps reduce vehicle idling, the facility is outfitted with a multitude of electric vehicle (EV) chargers. A total of 500 Level 2 and eight DC-fast (Level 3) chargers will be installed and operational in the first year. As a whole, the building incorporates infrastructure for nearly 1,600 parking stalls to have EV charging capabilities.

Other sustainable elements of the facility include energy saving lighting controls, dedicated parking spaces for low emitting vehicles and car/van pools, low-flow plumbing fixtures, drought-tolerant landscaping and recycled water.

The building is designed in the mid-century modern aesthetic, aligning with the overall design theme of LAX. The open-air rooftop of the facility offers amazing plane spotting views, as the building sits just under the flight path for the north runways.

LAX also announced the first public art commission award for the LAMP. In coordination with the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Sadie Barnette was selected by the LAMP Art Committee to design a permanent, site-specific artwork for the new plaza at the future ground transportation hub. Barnette is from Oakland, CA, holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego, and is represented by Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles and Jessica Silverman in San Francisco.

Barnette’s proposed artwork for the plaza is brightly colored terrazzo lettering that spells out the welcoming message, “Sister You Are Welcome Here,” which also serves as the title of the work. The warm, inviting statement is an expression of civic hospitality, broadcasting that LAX welcomes the world to Los Angeles. The positive greeting carries multiple meanings that expand to ideas of migration, transitions and diversity. Featuring bold colors and a playful font, the sentiment will create a memorable meeting spot to welcome visitors to Los Angeles, while also signaling the comfort of home for locals returning from travel. The artwork is expected to be completed in 2024.

The LAWA Security and Badging Office, which is currently located on the far west side of the airport off Pershing Drive and World Way West, also will be housed inside the facility in the future. This move will allow employees to utilize public transportation and the future APM to take care of their badging needs, helping to further reduce vehicle traffic on the surrounding roads and neighborhoods.

The Board of Airport Commissioners awarded the design-build contract to Swinerton Builders on July 11, 2018, with Watry-Gensler comprising the design team. The facility broke ground exactly one year later on July 11, 2019, on the grounds of what was formerly known as Economy Lot C.

During the course of the contract with Swinerton Builders, 3,781 total craft workers assisted with building the new facility, earning more than $54 million in total wages. Of these workers, 1,136 or 30.04% were local workers. A total of 848,501 hours were performed by craft workers on the contract.

In addition, of the 208 contractors working on the project, 123 were certified as Small Business Enterprise (107), Local Business Enterprise (50), Local Small Business Enterprise (34) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (13). Together, these business enterprises** earned a combined $129.97 million.

**Firms may be certified in multiple categories

The other components of LAX’s LAMP include the APM, a 2.25-mile elevated guideway train system with six stations total – three inside the Central Terminal Area and three outside, a Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility, the long-awaited connection to the regional transit system and roadway improvements.

 

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  • Fact Sheet
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  • Marketing video
  • To learn more about the transformation underway at LAX, click here.

 

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.5-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and a 12- to 15-gate Bradley West Gates addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.

LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.

LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.

LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the “Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience” in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of “The World’s Best Airports for Business Travelers” (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.  Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.

Fine Airport Parking Acquires Two Houston Airport Parking Facilities

October 05, 2021

 

 

Fine Airport Parking Acquires Two Houston Airport Parking Facilities

 

 

(Houston, TX) – Fine Airport Parking (Fine), a family-owned provider of premium airport parking services throughout the U.S., has acquired two off-airport parking facilities in Houston, Texas, located at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). These facilities are Fine Airport Parking’s third and fourth locations and first expansion since 2017. Fine will incorporate its standard of excellence into the newly acquired facilities, including various facility improvements, complimentary amenities, and top tier customer service.

“After enduring unprecedented challenges in our industry over the past 18 months, Fine is excited to bring its brand of superior service and facilities to Houston travelers,” said Chris Amburgy, Chief Executive Officer at Fine. “We plan to make significant investments in the acquired facilities and in our 50 new team members to deliver a remarkable parking experience to our new Houston customers.”

At George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Fine acquired the facility located at 3100 Greens Road, previously operated by Preflight Airport Parking. Set on 22-acres and located only 2.4 miles away from the IAH terminal, the lot contains over 2,600 covered and uncovered spaces, with daily parking rates starting at under $6 per day. Fine plans to add additional services at the facility, including a valet parking option that will commence later this year.

At William P. Hobby Airport, Fine acquired a 930 space, three-story garage located at 7979 Airport Boulevard, which provides the closest off-airport parking option at Hobby, located just half a mile and a 90 second shuttle ride away from the terminal. Daily rates for covered parking start at less than $9 per day. Fine will begin offering a valet parking option later this year and plans to add car wash and auto detailing services in early 2022.

 

About Fine Airport Parking: Mike Fine founded Fine Airport Parking in Tulsa in 1983, with a dream of reimagining the airport parking experience by easing the burdens of travelers with superior facilities and service. The company opened a new facility at Denver International Airport in 2017, expanded its presence to Houston in 2021 and is looking for other growth opportunities at airports around the U.S. Fine offers a variety of amenities to its customers including 24/7 staff and shuttles, affordable parking options, an in-house certified detail shop, complimentary snacks, drinks and roses, electric vehicle charging, and its Parkpass Rewards program, which allows customers to earn free days of parking when they travel.

SECOND OF SIX PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE STRUCTURES CONNECTING TERMINALS TO LAX PEOPLE MOVER STATIONS SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED

September 29, 2021

 

 

SECOND OF SIX PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE STRUCTURES CONNECTING TERMINALS TO LAX PEOPLE MOVER STATIONS SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED

 

 

Bridge will connect Terminal 2 to a future Central Terminal Area
Automated People Mover station

 

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) today announced the successful placement of a second pedestrian bridge structure over World Way. The second of six structures to be constructed in the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Central Terminal Area (CTA), this bridge will connect the APM Center CTA station to Terminal 2 once the train system is complete.

“Building pedestrian bridges over the main access road at an active airport is no small engineering and construction feat,” said Jake Adams, Deputy Executive Director, Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). “The continuous coordination between the builders, airport operations, and airlines made this key component of our ongoing transformation at LAX a success.”

Over the course of four evenings, partially pre-fabricated steel trusses were assembled and lifted into place with a 350-ton crane. Supported over the roadway by a shoring tower, the segments were welded together. The installation of floor and roof beams has begun, which will complete the erection of structural steel for the pedestrian walkway. With the steel beams placed for the second pedestrian bridge, work will begin to install the underdeck scaffolding that will allow construction to continue above the roadway.

Next year, four remaining bridges will be constructed over World Way, connecting Terminal 1.5 to the Center CTA station, Terminal 3 to the West CTA station, Tom Bradley International Terminal to the West CTA station and Terminal 5.5 to the Center CTA station. The bridge connecting Terminals 7 and 8 to Parking Structure 7 will be incorporated into the bridge that will connect those terminals to the East CTA station, which also will be constructed next year.

Click here to watch a time-lapse of the bridge installation.

 

The first pedestrian bridge, which is located at Terminal 4.5 and will connect to the West CTA station, was placed in June of this year and will be completed in 2022.

 

Due to specific engineering and aesthetic design requirements, the Vierendeel Truss design was selected. A Vierendeel Truss is constructed out of horizontal and vertical support elements, eliminating the need for diagonal supports. As a result, the walkway will feature a streamlined profile and clean lines consistent with the principles of mid-century modern design and LAX’s architectural legacy, helping to maintain visual continuity at the airport.

 

Click here to view a video about the construction process.

 

The centerpiece of LAX’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), the APM is a 2.25-mile electric train system that will transport travelers in and out of the CTA, connecting them to new off-site parking facilities, regional light rail transportation and the Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. The APM project is a critical investment into the infrastructure of Los Angeles as the city prepares to host the 2028 Olympic Games. The APM is expected to relieve congestion within the CTA and in turn the surrounding thoroughfares, thereby reducing emissions and vehicle miles traveled.

 

To learn more about LAX’s modernization, visit  FlyLAX.com/ConnectingLAX.

About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.5-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and a 12- to 15-gate Bradley West Gates addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

 

In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.

 

LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.

 

LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.

 

LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.

 

LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.

 

LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the “Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience” in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of “The World’s Best Airports for Business Travelers” (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).

 

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Watry Design: Mineta San Jose International Airport Opens New Parking Structure

July 15, 2021

 

 

 

Watry Design: Mineta San Jose International Airport Opens New Parking Structure

 

 

Much-anticipated new parking has come to Mineta San Jose International Airport with the opening of the new Economy Lot Parking Structure on July 1.

This marks completion of the first phase of a three-phase transformation of the long-term economy lot that will ultimately provide up to 6,000 additional parking stalls.

The five-story garage sited on the southwest corner of the economy lot was delivered by the Hensel Phelps | Watry Design team.

The 1,150 stall garage provides convenient parking for air travelers with a direct shuttle connection to the airport.

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