Transpo Helps to Improve Operations at Sea-Tac
Transpo has worked with the Port of Seattle since 1999 on a variety of transportation and traffic programs to accommodate the growing demand at Sea-Tac International Airport. The Consolidated Rental Car Facility (RCF), one of the many projects where Transpo lent our expertise, opened in May 2012. Transpo’s assessment of rental car operations in the existing airport parking garage in the early 2000’s was used to help identify the need for the off-site RCF. Later, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Transpo was engaged in the study and preliminary design of key features of the RCF, including evaluating the shuttle fleet size and its operational characteristics, design of access and circulation for the off-site parking garage, and lobby area design and operations.
The consolidated RCF is a noteworthy sustainably-focused project, and serves as the Aviation Division’s sustainable asset management pilot project. The Port has targeted the RCF as the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified port facility.