by Tiana May
15 Sep 2022
The City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and local and elected officials have celebrated the groundbreaking of the SEPTA Platform Rehabilitation project at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
The work will initially upgrade the airport’s Terminal D/E Regional Rail platform.
The project includes the rehabilitation of the platform surface and canopies, which will involve removing portions of the existing surfaces, such as the glazed curtainwall, epoxy flooring, automatic doors, tactile warning edges, platform roofing, and polycarbonate canopy panels.
The construction team will then replace these features with more resilient and aesthetically pleasing materials.
Significant electrical and HVAC upgrades will also improve the station’s lighting fixtures, speakers, fire alarms, insulation and roof drains.
This will include the installation of nearly 700 new LED light fixtures, which will result in a 73% reduction in lighting power at the platform.
“The improvements planned as part of this project will enhance the travel experience for the millions of visitors who fly to Philadelphia each year for tourism and business. The rehabbed platforms and passenger waiting areas and new lighting will create a welcoming new transit gateway for travellers continuing to destinations throughout our region.”
Work is now underway on this two-year project at PHL, which will substantially enhance the appearance and functionality of each of the airport’s SEPTA rail platforms.
The project is supported by two grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: 500,000 USD from the PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund and 424,900 USD from the PennDOT Bureau of Aviation Grant Program.
“Philadelphia is fortunate to have a rail line that connects directly to our terminals. In just about 30 minutes, passengers can travel between Center City and the airport- and make connections to other destinations across the Greater Philadelphia region. Only a handful of major airports are able to offer this amenity to its passengers. The Airport Line is also important for bringing employees to work- from our Division of Aviation employees that live all over the city, to flight crews and concessions staff. Having reliable mass transit makes working at the airport a viable option.”
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Delta Air Lines and LAWA have completed a major phase of the Delta Sky Way project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 3.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has ordered 22 CNG-powered buses and four Axess EVO-BE battery-electric buses from ENC.
Oakland International Airport (OAK) has celebrated the completion of its 30 million USD Taxiway Victor and Bravo Rehabilitation Project.
AlgenAir has installed its aerium Living Technology system at Pittsburgh International Airport to use algae to improve air quality.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 4 has become the first pre-existing terminal in the US to be certified as LEED Platinum.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has commenced construction on its roadway canopy, part of the Terminal Lobby Expansion project.
On 20 September 2022, passenger flights commenced from Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) new 2.8 billion USD Terminal C.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has become the first airport to order ADB SAFEGATE’s latest visual docking guidance system.
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San José International Airport (SJC) has upgraded to SJCE's TotalGreen service to power its buildings with 100 percent renewable energy.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) has received approval to start Phase 3 of its Master Plan, enabling the construction the Airside D terminal.
Construction has started on John F. Kennedy International Airport's (JFK) 9.5 billion USD New Terminal One.
The TSA is testing technology to detect, track and identify (DTI) drones entering restricted air space around LAX.
Chicago O'Hare (ORD) has completed construction work in the arrivals section of its main terminals and has opened its Main Parking Garage.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), SFO FUEL and Burns & McDonnell have opened a modernised jet fuel storage facility at SFO.
Houston Airports has awarded the retail and concessions contracts for George Bush Airport's (IAH) new international terminal.
A&K Robotics, is trialling its autonomous robot pods at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
Aemetis will supply International Airlines Group (IAG) with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO).
Endera has delivered its fully electric shuttles to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) for use by ACE Parking.
Alliance Ground International (AGI) has acquired Airport Terminal Services (ATS) as part of its ongoing growth strategy.
PANYNJ and Clear Channel Airports are deploying new digital media infrastructure at the region's airports, including LGA's new Terminal C.
Nashville International Airport (BNA) has unveiled its new monument to welcome passengers and celebrate the airport's ongoing success.
LAWA has placed the final structural steel beam for Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) stations.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) has launched a new rental service to provide baby equipment for families travelling with young children.
LAX has unveiled the first Automated People Mover (APM) train car that will transform how passengers travel to and from the airport.
Oakland International Airport (OAK) has purchased five BYD electric buses to shuttle passengers between its parking facilities.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has become the first airport to install Pluie's self-sanitising baby changing tables.
PANYNJ and LaGuardia Gateway Partners have announced that the final elements of LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B have now opened.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is deploying a Nilfisk robot floor scrubber to enhance cleaning procedures across its terminals.
Following a 12-month pilot, Tampa International Airport (TPA) is implementing biometric screening technology at its departure gates.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has announced that portions of its Terminal Lobby Expansion project will open on 27 July 2022.
The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission has voted to further explore an automated transit network at GSP Airport.
Alaska Airlines has announced it will become the first US airline to launch an electronic bag tags to improve check-in times at US airports.
Kansas City Aviation Department has unveiled updated branding to help unify operations across both airports in Kansas City.
Synect has installed digital communication displays throughout Orlando International Airport's new Terminal C.
The TSA and ACI EUROPE are collaborating to implement open architecture principles for security screening systems.
Los Angeles World Airports and Signature Flight Support are accelerating the adoption of unleaded aviation fuel at Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
Orlando International Airport (MCO) has unveiled design details for Terminal C, which is set to open in summer 2022.
The FAA has announced nearly 1 billion USD in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve US airport terminals.
The Connecticut Airport Authority has cut the ribbon on the new ground transportation centre at Bradley International Airport.
Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) has completed the full reconstruction of Runway 13R/31L, its primary commercial runway.
Seven renovated pedestrian tunnels have reopened beneath the Lower Level Roadway at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Construction has commenced on the 28 million USD terminal expansion project at Chattanooga Airport in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) has opened a new eighth concourse at Terminal 4, the airport's busiest terminal.
Construction is ready to begin on JFK's new 9.5 billion USD Terminal 1 following the project's financial and environmental approvals.
Nashville International Airport (BNA) has announced a new 1.4 billion USD improvement and expansion plan, which includes two new concourses.
Delta Air Lines and Misapplied Sciences are launching the first PARALLEL REALITY experience for customers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Delta Air Line's new Terminal C has opened at LaGuardia Airport, marking the near completion of the entirely reconstructed airport.
The Ready Return/Idle Storage building at LAX's Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility has been handed over to rental car tenants fro development.
PHL upgrading the entryways and exteriors of Terminals D and E to make them more attractive, energy efficient, and safe.
OAK has completed Phase 1 of its Airport Perimeter Dike Improvement Project to provide protection against flooding and rising sea levels.
PANYNJ has announced the concessions lineup for Newark Liberty International Airport's new Terminal A development.
Details of San Antonio International Airport's (SAT) 2.5 billion USD Terminal Development Program (TDP) have been announced.
ICAO and the MEVA III Member States have contracted Frequentis to continue the management of its satellite network services until 2025.
Miami International Airport will soon be launching biometric boarding technology to improve the boarding process for international flights.
CLT has announced that construction is underway on Phase II of its Concourse A Expansion project, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.
The FAA has awarded 608 million USD under the Airport Improvement Program to build safer, more accessible airports across the US.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has completed construction for its Northeast End-Around Taxiway (EAT).
Houston Airports has partnered with Amadeus Flow to offer an enhanced self-service passenger experience at George Bush and William P. Hobby.
Denver International Airport (DEN) has cut the ribbon on 16 new gates on Concourse C as part of the airport's gate expansion programme.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has received the AIASF People’s Choice Award for projects over $10 million.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has secured 400 million USD in funding to support its Airport Expansion and Development Program.
Quad Cities International Airport in Illinois has begun construction to remove the bullseye configuration on its airfield.
Long Beach Airport has cut the ribbon on its new 16,700-square-foot ticketing lobby and checked baggage inspection system facility.
The FAA has started investing the first 1 billion USD in funding to modernise the US's air traffic control system.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport has raised a ceremonial beam to celebrate its 110 million USD Concourse A expansion project
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled a solar roof on the newly built parking garage at LaGuardia Airport, New York.
Phoenix City Council has approved plans to construct a cross-field taxiway at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).
Construction is now complete on the 2.25-mile elevated guideway structure for LAX's Automated People Mover's (APM).
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) has welcomed the first passenger flight at its new International Arrivals Facility (IAF).
A 34,000-square-foot Concourse E expansion has opened at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to improve operational efficiency.
Airports Council International (ACI) World has published data showing the top 10 busiest airports in the world for 2021.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is proposing a new concourse at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The Chicago Department of Aviation has announced that the first phase of gate renumbering is complete at O’Hare International Airport T5.
The FAA has dedicated a newly commissioned environmentally sustainable air traffic control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
DFW has announced the inclusion of four of its key infrastructure projects in the FY22 Federal Appropriations Act.
A new centralised headhouse has been unveiled for Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Fort Wayne International Airport has opened the first portion of its expanded terminal as a part of the West Terminal Expansion Project.
Washington Dulles International Airport has purchased five Proterra electric buses for use in its fleet of parking shuttles.
Southwest Airlines has opened a new airside complex at DEN, which includes a technical operations aircraft maintenance hangar.
Smiths Detection will be supplying 47 CTX 9800 DSi explosive detection systems to the Transport Security Administration (TSA).
The FAA has given Mercer County approval for the design and construction of a new passenger terminal at Trenton-Mercer Airport, New Jersey.
Alaska Airlines is testing out new technology to improve the travel experience at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Turner & Townsend has been selected as the project controls services provider for DEN's major expansion project.
TSA has introduced new facial recognition technology at LAX to identify passengers at security checkpoints.
SEA has revealed design renderings for its C Concourse Expansion project, which will add four additional floors above the existing building.
SFO has announced that it has received approval from the FAA to use new GBAS technology to assist landing aircraft.
Orlando International Airport's (MCO) South Terminal C is due to open later this year and will be equipped with advanced technologies.
SEA has unveiled its new International Arrivals Facility, following the completion of the project's construction.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking input from key stakeholders on potential mass transit options at LaGuardia Airport.
MEM is upgrading its centralised de-icing facility with TKH’s CEDD® airfield ground lighting technology and JCAII’s SmartPad de-icing system.
PHX has launched PHX RESERVE, a virtual queueing system that allows passengers to schedule a time to enter the TSA Security Checkpoint.
LAX has announced that a 1.62 billion USD project at the airport's 60-year-old Terminals 4 and 5 is now underway.
San Francisco International has announced that Terminal 1 has become the world's first terminal to earn LEED v4 Platinum certification.
Denver International Airport (DEN) has developed a strategic plan to achieve Vision 100 and support 100 million annual passengers.
The Port Authority has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for a sustainable roof level plaza at JFK's Ground Transportation Centre.
Brightline has completed Zone 2 for its extension from West Palm Beach to Orlando Airport, bringing an intercity rail service to the airport.
The US Department of Transportation has issued fines to Air China and FlightHub for violating aviation consumer protection rules.
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