Last week, the Pittsburgh International Airport held a groundbreaking for their new terminal and modernization project.
The $1.4 billion Terminal Modernization Program will focus on sustainability, public health, and technology, including features like an independent electrical grid and open-air spaces before and after security checkpoints. The airport is predicting that these upgrades will improve travel times by roughly 50% before 2025.
With the airport's microgrid powered by 10,000 solar panels and five natural gas generators on-site, the airport can continue service during a blackout. Additionally, a 3,000-car parking garage will be erected, creating spaces closer to the terminal.
The Greater Pittsburgh Region is a leader in innovation, so it is no surprise that all 12,000 tons of steel needed to complete the project will come from local mills. The Airport Authority estimates that this project will have an economic impact of about $2.5 billion throughout construction, creating 14,500 jobs.
The Pittsburgh International Airport is just a 20-minute drive from Beaver County with 50% of North America's population just a 90-minute or less flight away. Tourism has a crucial role in the economic health of our community and we couldn't be more excited to see this project come to fruition.
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