Planes, Trams, and buses oh my! Tampa International Airport is under going a major face lift. Late 2011 airport officials began mapping out the master plan for the 3 phases of renovations that will be taking place over the next several years http://tampaairport.com.
Tampa Internationals plan to expand and renovate has made a huge impact in Tampa Bay. By doing so this $953 million dollar project has helped create 9,000 construction related jobs to help boost our economy. Phase one has been underway for quite some time. The master plan for Phase 1 has been to get the 1.4 mile people mover track installed, with the install of the people mover track this has caused the airport to reroute many roads in and out of the airport territory. Another exciting change is the brand new 2.6 million square foot rental car facility, this new addition will make the rental car process operate much smoother and more efficient for travelers. Phase 1 also brought a significant face lift to the concessions. New retailers and restaurants are popping up all over. Popular names like, Rum Fish Grille, Ducky’s and Hard Rock Café are just a few to name, there are said to be many more in the works. In addition smaller projects such as the Escalators have had an upgrade, the new stairs are super high tech and slow down when no one is on them. Also there are now digital sign throughout the short and long term parking areas.
Phase 2 will bring a close to many of the projects started in phase one and will also start some very important development’s. This phase includes the curbside expansion with an express lanes for travelers without checked baggage and also a commercial lane to help accommodate transit and ground transportation companies. A brand new Airside D is also part of the massive phase 2. This new addition will also have 16 gates that will serve both domestic and international flights.
Phase 3 is said to begin sometime in 2020 and will complete all projects from phase 1 and 2. As well as the new International processing facilities that will help moving international travelers more efficiently through customs. All three phases will help double the number of travelers coming and going at Tampa International Airport.
Network Transportation Worldwide is excited for all the amazing changes taking place throughout Tampa Bay. We hope that you will continue to follow our team on our journeys! til next time thanks for traveling with us! http://networktransportationww.com