DALLAS DEVELOPMENTS

Although Dallas Fort Worth International Airport dropped some 9.2% in passenger volume for 2002, it has not slowed down its five-year Capital Development Program. It continues to invest in the belief that air travel will recover in domestic and world markets. Five elements make up main part of the program: airfields, an automated people mover, a new international terminal, infrastructure and support improvements, and roadway improvements. Total price tag is $2.6 billion, most of which goes to the people mover and the terminal. The people mover replaces the old train to serve new and planned terminals and integrate with four existing terminals. It required modifying 70% of the current gates. Speed of transit is a major consideration: nearly two-thirds of the passengers are connecting. The first train is due to start certification January 2004. A new terminal is set for January 2005 opening, with a daily capacity of 37,000 passengers. A critical element is a new baggage handling system with 28 machines for a capacity of 80 bags per minute. New X-ray machines elsewhere are requiring additional overhauls of infrastructure.

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    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Publication Date: 2003-8

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-27
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2003 12:00AM