As of May, all passengers arriving at Terminal B seeking ground transportation are asked to access their For-hire Vehicle (FHV) via a short walk. All FHV car services must pick-up Terminal B passengers on the second level of the new Terminal B parking garage, which opened earlier this year, as part of the airport’s $8 billion construction project.
The new indoor pick-up area replaces the temporary pick-up location for FHV drivers at Terminal B, which required passengers to take a shuttle bus at most times of the day to accommodate construction activity. In order to meet the demand of travelers arriving at LaGuardia, the new designated area has more than 200 spaces for cars to queue, and more than 50 loading spaces for passengers to meet their driver. The new garage, which has over 3,000 total parking spots, offers a complimentary first hour to accommodate FHV drivers. (There are costs associated with using the parking facility if an FHV driver stays longer than an hour.)
Passengers can reach the designated pick-up area directly from the departures level through a temporary, covered walkway that connects to Level 2 of the garage. Enhanced signage throughout the terminal, along the walkway connector, and in the garage will direct passengers to the new area. Port Authority staff will be on hand during the transition to provide assistance.
Departing passengers will continue to be dropped off at the terminal frontage. Current passenger pick-up and drop-off areas for Terminals A, C and D will remain the same.
LaGuardia Airport’s $8 billion construction project is a complex, multi-phased project, requiring the construction of a new airport on top of an existing one, while keeping it fully operational. The project includes a new Terminal B, which will serve Air Canada, American Airlines, Southwest and United; a new Delta Air Lines Terminal C replacing the current Terminals C and D; an improved roadway system; new parking infrastructure and other associated projects. The first new terminal area, Terminal B’s Concourse B, is expected to open later this year.
Source: Aviation Pros