LNAA Multimodal Transportation Facility
As an extension of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) staff, Arora Engineers, Inc. (Arora) led the design and procurement efforts for a new Multimodal Transportation Facility at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). Arora’s design included mechanical, electrical, plumbing, area lighting, security, special systems, and project management efforts of the design team and stakeholders.
Prior to the project, the rental car pick-up and drop-off locations were hidden by a decaying building, accessible by a lengthy walkway that exposed passengers to weather. Improvements were necessary to increase the level of service to the airport’s customers. The $5 million dollar project provides passengers with improvements including reduced walking distances to car rental operations, weather protected walkways, designated berths for local bus services, and the elimination of passenger/vehicle conflict points.
The project also provides consolidated rental car operations, wayfinding upgrades, and increased taxi service and roadway improvements to make the airport more accessible to area residents. Arora provided construction management services to ensure the project remained within budget and on schedule until its completion in summer 2017.