Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, members of Phoenix City Council, city and airport officials took the first ride yesterday, which marked the opening of the newest section of the terminal train section, extending it to Terminal 3 with a walkway to Terminal 2.
There is no Terminal 1 at Phoenix Sky Harbor, but the train now connects the regional Valley Metro Rail with Sky Harbor’s East Economy Parking and all three airport terminals.
Phoenix acting aviation director, Tamie Fisher, says: “We are proud to have completed this project not only early but under budget.”
The PHX Sky Train operates seven days a week, 365 days a year, and is free of charge to customers.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, explains: “All of Sky Harbor’s passengers may now enjoy an easy connection with public transportation, and a convenient ride between the airport and downtown Phoenix.
“That is great news, especially with the Super Bowl coming to Phoenix in 2015. Our goal was to open this extension before Super Bowl and we have exceeded expectations, opening it in time for December and January holiday travel.”
The PHX Sky Train Terminal 3 station received Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) certification, and also features unique floors which are part of a public art project designed by artist Janelle Stanley.
Project contractors included McCarthy/Kiewit, Bombardier Transportation, Gannett Fleming, Lea and Elliott and the Weitz Company.