Boston Logan Consolidated Rental Car Facility
The main purpose of the Consolidated Rental Car facility, known as the "ConRAC", is to consolidate all airport-related rental operations and facilities into one integrated facility and to reduce the number of shuttle buses on airport roadways. The project consists of replacing and upgrading a myriad of existing ground transportation uses in the area of the airport known as the Southwest Service Area to be more efficient, environmentally friendly and to improve customer service. The Conrac will be a LEED certified four level garage with approximately 1.3 million square feet of parking, office and check in space.
The Green Bus Depot Project
The Green Bus Depot will maintain Logan Airport’s new fleet of clean-fuel buses.The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified bus storage and maintenance facility will be used to implement Massport’s Unified Bus System that replaces and consolidates existing rental car agency buses with Massport’s own fleet of 18 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) shuttle buses. The new system will serve Logan’s four passenger terminals, the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (ConRAC), and the MBTA’s Airport Station with clean-fuel buses. The Unified Bus System and Green Bus Depot will offer significant environmental benefits by eliminating approximately 94 existing, diesel-powered rental car buses, and replace them with 32 clean diesel-electric hybrid ones. The new depot will reduce off-airport bus trips currently required for fueling and bus maintenance, thereby reducing traffic in East Boston and Chelsea neighborhoods, and congestion on airport roadways.