Dallas-Fort Worth Airport parking structure: 3 million sq. ft., 7,700 spaces

DFW International Airport in Irving, Texas, will consolidate three separate parking garages into a single structure known as Terminal A Parking facility. The five-level garage is a key component of the Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP), a seven-year, $1.9 billion effort to upgrade four original terminals, which date to 1974.

Terminal A Parking will also be the impetus for a new roadway system designed to enhance safety by reducing the need for lane changes around the terminal. “We think our customers will be very pleased with the update they will soon see along the roadways and parking within the Terminal A complex,” says DFW International CEO Jeff Fegan. “The new structure will have great improvements in accessibility, lighting, convenience and technology, all of which will make for a vastly improved parking experience for DFW travelers.”

A guidance system to help customers easily find an open space on DFW Airport’s website and mobile website, along with the Valet Parking app, will include information and up-to-the-minute space availability reports about the new Terminal A parking structure when it opens. “This facility presents a unique opportunity to redefine what a parking structure should be at an airport,” affirms DFW Vice President for Airport Development and Engineering Perfecto Solis and the Airport’s project lead on TRIP.