b'38 ISP PASSENGER TRANSPORT The system installed in the Ground Transportation Center LaRose-Arken credits the project team for its resourcefulness iWave-C, from Nu-Calgoncleans and sanitizes air and surfacesand flexibility when pandemic-related supply chain issues made in part by removing moisture from ambient air and treatingsome interior components difficult or impossible to procure. When indoor areas with hydrogen peroxide. Schneider describes it as afaced with a shortage of lighting fixtures, the team repurposed commercial air cleaner installed inside the facilitys air ducts.and refitted units salvaged from terminal facilities. When the It is a bi-polar ionization generator for actively treating thewall coverings originally selected by project designers could not buildings air quality, he elaborates. As air flows past thebe found, they switched to readily available alternatives. The iWave-C, the device emits positive and negative ions, creatingpreviously mentioned canopy was originally scheduled to be up a plasma region that actively purifies the supply air, killing mold,this June, but supply chain issues have delayed it a few months. bacteria and viruses in the coil and space. The ionization process also reduces allergens, smoke and static electricity, as well asAmbitious Agendacontrolling odors from pets, volatile organic compounds andThe new Ground Transportation Center and pending terminal other particles in the air without creating ozone or any harmfulimprovements are telling changes among several others. ISPs list byproducts. of capital projects has been long in recent years, totaling about $65 While the pathogen-reduction system works behind the scenes,million. Major highlights include:other features at the Ground Transportation Center are more$16 million of improvements to the main runway in 2018 (new conspicuous to customers. The building was designed to beasphalt, lighting, etc.); attractive as well as convenient. A canopy that is scheduled to bea new $13.5 million aircraft rescue and firefighting facility in place this autumn will protect travelers as they make the shortcompleted in 2018;trek from the terminal to the new facility. Once inside, customers $9 million of reconstruction work on the West Terminal Apron proceed to a large central space with rental car counters on twoin 2020;sides. Beyond the counters is a lounge area with ample seating.rehabilitation of Taxiway E/F ($7 million) and Taxiway S ($3 Offices and mechanical rooms are tucked away on three sidesmillion) in 2020 to 2021; and of the perimeter. Furniture, wall coverings, and flooring havethe $8.5 million rehabilitation of Runway 15R-33L in 2021.light brown finishes to suggest the sandy beaches and natural landscapes of the local Long Island area. Amid the other improvement projects, the Ground Transportation Center is still noteworthy. This is the first project weve had in 20 years to improve passenger facilities, so its fairly significant, explains LaRose-Arken. There will be a follow-up to this in which we will be improving the terminal building as well in 2022. Looking ahead, ISP has several major long-term initiatives in the works. LaRose-Arken reports that personnel at the airport and the consultant firm Landrum and Brown are conducting a study about a decades-old concept to relocate the terminal building to the north end of the airport. Connectivity is the impetus, she explains. Schneider characterizes the study as Next Generationthe first step needed to streamline the connection between ISP and the Long Island Parking Guidance Ronkonkoma Train Station, located about two miles north of the terminal. Currently, travelers riding the train to and from ISP use A smart parking ecosystem designed to elevate your CX,services like Uber and Lyft or take a county maximize efficiency, enhance security, and increase revenue. bus, which takes five to 10 minutes. Moving the terminal to the north side of the airport Visit us at the 94th Annual AAAE Conference in booth #227would, among other things, enable a direct connection to the train station. LaRose-125 Commerce Court, Suite 11, Cheshire, CT 06410, USAArken notes that before any such move can +1 203.220.6544 | parkassist.com begin to happen, there will be additional, and more convenient, train service between ISP July | August 2022AirportImprovement.com'