With 45 million annual air passengers expected by 2015, the John F. Kennedy International Airport Redevelopment Program’s goal is to balance the capacity of the landside access system with the capacity of the existing airside system in order to improve passenger service levels.
URS, acting as an extension of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey staff, works closely with the planners, designers, engineers, contractors, developers, and various facility operations and maintenance personnel to assure that projects are thoroughly coordinated and that construction proceeds with minimal disruption to travelers and airport operations.
Major program elements include a new air traffic control tower, reconfiguration of airport roadways and terminal frontages, upgrade and modernization of the airport utility infrastructure, terminal improvements, coordination of interfaces among airport utilities, terminal complexes, light rail system, new parking facilities, cogeneration plant and private investment projects.
Under a separate program, URS also provided utility coordination and design reviews for the new automated AirTrain light rail system that links the individual passenger terminals, providing a fast and convenient means of traveling between terminals and other stations on the system. URS ensured that airport operations were not adversely affected by any required utility construction or service shutdowns for tie-ins.