Tampa Airport APM Project—Fast Track Approach

This paper will inform readers of the processes and steps undertaken during the planning and procurement phases of the automated people mover (APM) project now underway at Tampa International Airport (TPA). The paper will review the need and objectives for the APM system and will touch on how it evolved as an essential component of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority’s (HCAA) master plan. The authors will discuss the early stages of the APM planning/study process and emphasize how quickly the program transitioned from the planning stage to implementation. They will also discuss the airport’s two phase procurement approach in which HCAA first selected the facility design builder who in turn prepared the request for proposal (RFP) documents for the APM operating system and is now overseeing the work of the APM system contractor. The bid evaluation process and the fact that the bids were very competitively priced will also be discussed. The authors will conclude by providing an overview of the APM system and touch on the unique characteristics of the system, such as the multi-grade section of the alignment that passes over the airport roadways while staying below the federal aviation administration (FAA) approach and departure surfaces for one of TPA’s runways.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-13
  • Monograph Title: Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2016: Innovation in a Rapidly Urbanizing World

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01596969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479797
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2016 3:01PM