June 10, 2009
Construction on PHX Sky Train In High Gear This Summer - Major Contractors Announced
Phoenix, AZ – Bombardier Transportation has been chosen as the system provider of the PHX Sky Train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Bombardier will supply the train system and will then operate and maintain the system once completed.
Hensel Phelps is the construction manager for the first stage of the train’s stations and elevated guide-way tracks. Stage one of the PHX Sky Train will transport Airport visitors and employees between METRO light rail, east economy parking and Terminal 4, which serves 80 percent of Sky Harbor’s passengers. It will be complete in late 2012. Stage two, which will continue through the Airport all the way to the Rental Car Center, will be up and running in 2020.
Bombardier has built train systems at more than a dozen airports around the United States, including Atlanta, Denver, Dallas Fort Worth and Las Vegas. Hensel Phelps has extensive experience in U.S. airport construction projects and has a strong commitment to offering subcontracting opportunities to small local companies.
With the selection of Bombardier and Hensel Phelps, construction on the project will kick into high gear this summer. Stage one of the PHX Sky Train will create 6,000 jobs. Companies wishing to learn more about opportunities with the PHX Sky Train project may visit phxskyharbor.com and click on Jobs & Business. This Web link provides a comprehensive source of information for companies seeking subcontracting opportunities at Sky Harbor.
“The PHX Sky Train project is putting thousands of Arizonans back to work,” said Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. “And when it is complete, it will serve as an example for the nation of multi-modal transportation, providing a seamless connection between the Airport and METRO light rail.”
Sky Harbor visitors will begin seeing signs of PHX Sky Train construction along 44th Street between the Airport and Washington beginning tomorrow. The guide-way for the Sky Train will run from Washington Street, down 44th Street and into the Airport.
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