Newark Airport to Update Terminal C, But That’s Not All
Recently, we shared the news that Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C was undergoing a renovation in an effort to update its restaurants and food offerings. The $120 million makeover is set to be completed in 2016 and will give travelers an entirely new look and feel (with 55 new restaurants, 6,000 iPads, and more than 100 jobs for staff members). If that’s not enough, travelers will also enjoy a makeover for Terminal A.
According to Newark Patch, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners has approved a $40 million budget for the rebuilding of Terminal A. The terminal, which is 42 years old, will see a rebuild that includes a brand new access bridge to connect the central terminal area roadway to Carson Drive. It will also undergo utility relocations, electrical repairs, and an overall redesign.
In addition, the airport’s AirTran monorail system, which opened in 1996, is being replaced by a brand new monorail system. With around 25,000 passengers riding the monorail every day, the 19-year-old system has undergone some stress and needs to be updated. The project will be completed by 2022, when the system’s service contract with Bombardier expires, and will cost up to $2 billion.