b'60 PHXPASSENGER TRANSPORT Final Stage of Train System Project at Phoenix Sky Harbor Connects to Rental Car CenterBY JENNIFER DAACK WOOLSONSometimes a successful projectthe new ride time between Terminal 4 in 2015, extended that service to Terminal 3 is as much about what is lost asand the Rental Car Center is just six towith .7 more miles of guideway. what is gained. Thats the caseseven minutes. Previously, it often took Those two stages eliminated the airports for the PHX Sky Train Stage 2 Extension30 minutes.parking shuttles as well as inter-terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportIf the first two stages of the PHX Skyand Metro connection buses. (PHX), which will open later this year. Train project are any indication, there will The connection Gone will be 80 buses that used tobe one big gain: a notable rise in customerbetween the East transport passengers to and from thesatisfaction.Economy lot and off-site Rental Car Center about 2 milesTerminal 4 is fantastic west of the airport. Also gone will beCreating Connections now, says Nate the approximately 20,000 passengerStage 1, completed in spring 2013,Walnum, P.E., vice vehicles per day clogging up Skyconnected the citys Metro light rail systempresident at Kimley-Harbor Boulevardand their associatedand remote East Economy Parking withHorn and Associates,NATE WALNUMgreenhouse gas emissions. Perhaps mostTerminal 4 via 1.7 miles of guideway which provided civil importantly, the curbside congestionincluding the worlds first span of such trackengineering for Stage 2. Previously, the and long wait times that frustrated manyover an active taxiway. Stage 1a, completedlot was served by busses that were a passengers are significantly improved. And September 2022AirportImprovement.com'