Just before the holiday traveling began, Nashville International Airport held a ribbon cutting on the newly opened Parking and Transportation Center.
Here are five things you need to know.
- With a price tag of $115 million, travelers will have access to 2,200 parking spaces.
- The Parking and Transportation Center is located next to the existing Short Term Parking Garage, which will soon close for demolition to make way for a larger terminal parking garage as part of BNA Vision.
- BNA’s Parking and Transportation Center was designed and built utilizing Parksmart℠, the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Sustainable components of the Parking and Transportation Center include recycling receptacles, energy efficient lighting programmed to dim when no motion is detected, a 20,000-gallon cistern to collect rainwater for landscape irrigation and an emphasis on regional labor and regionally sourced materials.
- Other notable features include custom art installations with BNA Signal Pattern, created by Ivan Toth Depeña (Airboat Inc.), a dynamic light and glass sculpture in the elevator lobby on all six levels of the garage, and On Air, a Nashville-themed mural on the first level, created by Nashville-based artists Jake Elliott (What. Creative Group) and Eric Bass (Mobe).
- The new, six-level garage features a variety of modern conveniences including:
- parking space guidance system
- electric vehicle charging stations
- tire inflation station
- vehicle locator kiosks
- pay-on-foot kiosks
- flight information displays
- covered walkway to the terminal
- ground-level pick-up by commercial vehicles including WeGo Public Transit buses, hotel shuttles, charter buses, limousines, taxis and ride app vehicles
The Parking and Transportation Center, designed by Atkins North America and built by JE Dunn Construction Company, was 23 months in the making, from the groundbreaking in January 2017 to complete this month. It took more than 534,000 hours of labor to build with a workforce of more than 1,200 people.
BNA is currently served by 15 airlines and offers 460 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 65 destinations.
On Facebook, they shared a video on how to access the new facility. Watch it below.