by Tiana May
04 Jul 2022
The Connecticut Airport Authority has cut the ribbon on the new ground transportation centre at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
After five years of planning and construction, the 210 million USD ground transportation centre will open to the public in mid-July 2022. The new facility will provide passengers with improved access to rental cars, additional parking and future options for public transit.
“With the opening of the Ground Transportation Center, we have made a significant investment in the passenger experience at Bradley International Airport. In addition to transforming the airport footprint, the facility will streamline operations, save time for passengers, improve access to public transportation, while also eliminating traffic congestion and easing access to our arrivals and departures levels.”
The ground transportation centre features a consolidated rental car facility for nine brands. It has dedicated areas for vehicle pick-up and drop-off, car storage, cleaning and fuelling to ensure efficient operations. Passengers will no longer need to use a shuttle to access rental car services, as the facility is within a short and sheltered walk from the main terminal.
The facility will also add 50 electric vehicle charging stations and 830 new public parking spots, increasing the airport’s parking availability by ten percent. More than half the spaces are covered and all new spaces are within walking distance to Terminal A.
Upon opening, the ground transportation centre will facilitate operations for charter bus companies. In the future, it will also be used for regional bus services and routes connecting the airport to the CTRail line.
“CTDOT is committed to expanding connections to various modes of public transportation to get people where they need to go safely and efficiently. By expanding express bus routes and increasing rail services in the corridor, we are creating a convenient and seamless travel experience throughout Connecticut.”
The ground transportation centre is expected to improve the airport experience for departing and arriving passengers, while eliminating more than a quarter of a million shuttle trips each year to support Bradley International Airport’s sustainability targets.
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