Transforming Dulles Airport

This article describes how Washington’s Dulles International Airport, which opened in 1963, is being remodeled in order to handle passenger and airline traffic well into the 21st century. The $3.4 billion program began in 2000 and is expected to be completed in two years. It includes an automated underground train system, concourses between runways, a new security plaza, more shops and restaurants. Four new concourses are part of the master plan, but the last two will not be built until there is demand. International passengers, whose numbers are growing, will see clearance facilities doubled in space. Currently the airport has 128 gates, parallel 11,500-ft. runways and a shorter third runway. An even shorter, 9,500-foot runway is under construction.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 50-52
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  • Accession Number: 01077173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2007 2:04PM