Massport Proposes New and Amended Capital Programs Projects to Boston Logan’s Passenger Facility Charge Program
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is applying to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for authority to use the amount of passenger facility charges (PFCs) collected from certain enplaning passengers at Boston Logan Airport International Airport in order to pay for certain specified airfield and terminal projects at Logan.
In accordance with FAA regulations, Massport’s Airline PFC Consulation Booklet dated February 10, 2014 regarding Massport’s intent to file an application with the FAA to increase the impose and use amounts at Logan, is available online for review and public comment. Massport’s Airline Consultation Meeting Presentation made to air carriers operating at Boston Logan on February 6, 2014 is also available. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comments concerning Massport’s proposed PFC application via e-mail to Betsy Taylor or by postal mail to:
Ms. Betsy Taylor
Director of Finance & Treasury
Massachusetts Port Authority
One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S
East Boston, MA 02128
To be included for consideration, all comments must be received by March 14, 2014.
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.