b'22 SJC PARKING Parking Expansion and Enhancements at San Jose Intl BY KRISTEN RINDFLEISCHPrior to the COVID pandemic,more concerning, was that the lot was at unprecedented passenger trafficnearly 100% capacity 25 times between July at Norman Y. Mineta San Joseand December 2018, Ali reports. And it was FACTS&FIGURESInternational Airport (SJC) led to increasedregularly at 100% capacity in June and July demand for parking. In 2019, the California2019. Project: Parking Expansion & Enhancements airport served more than 15 million passengersTo help remedy the situation, SJC built a Location: Mineta San Jose Intl Airport and was ranked the fastest-growing airport innew five-level garage over approximately one-New Garage: 5-level structure with 1,156 parkingthe United States. The need for more onsitethird of Economy Lot 1. The strategy was to stalls parking spaces and an improved customerincrease capacity in one of its most popular Cost: $43 million for new economy garage; $7 millionexperience prompted SJC to activate one of theparking facilities and improve throughput by for access/revenue control system & automatedphases of parking improvements as defined inadding two more entry lanes. SJC self-funded guidance system its Master Plan.the $50 million project and has two more Funding: Airport funds Senior Civil Engineerparking expansions planned for the same area. Construction: Nov. 2019-June 2021 for the airports PlanningWhile planning the current garage, SJC Design Lead: Watry Design Inc. and Developmentrealized that its parking access and revenue Construction Lead: Hensel Phelps Department Fai Ali notescontrol system (PARCS) was reaching the that parking capacityend of its life and did not allow for the use Parking Access & Revenue Control: SKIDATA had become a pressing Automated Guidance System: SKIDATA issue. Economy Lot 1of desired customer service features. The airport team issued a request for proposals Parking Garage & Lot Management: SP+ was a long-term surfaceFAI ALI and ultimately selected SKIDATA to provide Key Benefits: Additional parking capacity; onlinelot with approximatelynew equipment and handle implementation parking reservations; contactless entry & exit; mixed1,600 parking spaces that averaged aboutand maintenance. SJC Landside Operations lot with covered & uncovered stalls; infrastructure for87% capacity before the pandemic. EvenManager Sylvia Trejo notes that the new electric vehicle charging stations & future solar panelsJanuary | February 2022AirportImprovement.com'