The new hub will limit the airport's environmental footprint


The Bob Hope Airport in California has joined the growing list of airports that are building a ground transportation hub. Burbanks City Council approved the airport’s application last week, and is permitting it to spend $120 million for a Regional Intermodal Transportation Center that would enable rail, bus and rental car travelers to converge at one central point.


The new transportation hub will encourage greater use of public transportation and reduce most rental car shuttle buses while reducing the airport’s environmental footprint, Dan Feger, the airport’s executive director says.  The project is expected to finish in 2012.


Facilities will include: a solar powered structure that includes a consolidated rental car facility and bus transit area, a compressed natural gas fueling station for shuttle buses, and greater parking for rail and airport passengers.



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