The new complex is a component of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s BNA Vision, a $1.2 billion expansion and renovation plan to accommodate regional population growth and the airport’s record-breaking passenger increases.
JE Dunn was also general contractor for the very first BNA Vision project — improvement and expansion of the airport’s interim International Arrivals Building (IAB), completed in 2018.
The new parking and transportation center project was completed under budget, and features a six-level, 2,200-space garage equipped with parking guidance which includes sensors to direct drivers to open parking spaces.
The facility also features car-locator kiosks. Other amenities include electric-vehicle charging stations and a fee-free tire-inflation location.
A covered walkway connects the parking garage and terminal, and flight-information displays at five passenger elevators on the first level guide travellers on the move.
The parking and transportation center significantly improves the airport’s ground transportation capacity and efficiency.
Level 1 of the garage is a dedicated hub for taxis, limos, buses, shuttles and ride-sharing services, and provides three passenger waiting areas.
JE Dunn’s scope of work for the project also included relocating the main circulation road, Terminal Drive, around the airport, a new three-level ramp for the Consolidated Rental Car (CONRAC) garage and two new revenue control plazas.
The project’s sustainability features include a rainwater-harvesting system supporting landscape irrigation, and a green-screen irrigated wall.
The centre was designed by Atkins Global, the engineering and design firm.