Expansion At Tampa International Airport Includes Automated People Mover

Tampa Airport APM

As part of Tampa International Airport’s Master Plan, a new Automated People Mover (APM) is being installed to connect the Main Terminal to economy parking and a new consolidated rental car center. The Airport’s expansion will also add roughly 55,000 square feet to the Main Terminal, and will make numerous functional and aesthetic improvements. Burns is proud to be involved with this project as a subconsultant to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of America, who is leading the installation of the new APM system.

In late 2011, Tampa International Airport began the process of updating the Master Plan for the airport’s 3,300-acre campus. The final plan outlines three phases of expansion to accommodate 35 million passengers each year, more than double the current number of annual passengers. The first phase takes care of the immediate need to decongest the curbsides, roads and Main Terminal, and includes a 2.6 million-square-foot consolidated rental center near the entrance to the airport, a 1.4-mile automated people mover and expansion of the Main Terminal.

Burns is the prime electrical designer for this critical infrastructure project, and is providing traction power engineering and construction documents for all system elements mounted on the APM guideway. Burns is also managing all mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, and is facilitating coordination between disciplines.

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