San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced it has completed a project to extend the AirTrain electric people mover system to Long-Term Parking, providing seamless connectivity between all terminals, all parking garages, the on-airport hotel, BART station, and Rental Car Center.
As transportation to Long-Term Parking was previously provided by shuttle bus, this move is expected to eliminate 600,000 miles of trips annually. Prior to this, the AirTrain system terminated at the Rental Car Center.
The $259 million construction project extended the AirTrain guideways by 1,900 feet to reach the Long-Term Parking area, running 50 feet above a public roadway, and built a new station with a pedestrian bridge connecting the AirTrain to one of two Long-Term Parking multilevel garage structures.
“This is the culmination of the long-held ambition for SFO,” said Ivar Satero, SFO director. “Completing this construction means easier access for travelers, less roadway congestion, and more clean-energy transportation around our airport.”