Terminal – Support Transit http://supporttransit.org/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 11:03:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://supporttransit.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-8-120x120.png Terminal – Support Transit http://supporttransit.org/ 32 32 What does Oakland A’s Howard Terminal mean to taxpayers? https://supporttransit.org/what-does-oakland-as-howard-terminal-mean-to-taxpayers/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 11:03:17 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/what-does-oakland-as-howard-terminal-mean-to-taxpayers/ Since the beginning of Oakland Athletics’ years-long quest to build a new ballpark in the city, residents and officials have wanted to know: How much will this project cost taxpayers? Now, years after the team’s bid began to build a $12 billion project that includes a 35,000-seat ballpark, housing, retail, hotel and more, l With […]]]>

Since the beginning of Oakland Athletics’ years-long quest to build a new ballpark in the city, residents and officials have wanted to know: How much will this project cost taxpayers?

Now, years after the team’s bid began to build a $12 billion project that includes a 35,000-seat ballpark, housing, retail, hotel and more, l With the team pushing to get a vote on the project by the end of the year, it’s still unclear exactly how much public money is involved.

While the team is “privately funding” the stadium, taxpayers are likely to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in surrounding infrastructure if the project is approved and built.

Concerns about the issue arose when Oakland released a memo on Sept. 20 that detailed the status of negotiations with the team and outlined a number of regional, state and federal grants the city was getting. These government grants total $321.5 million to help pay for offsite infrastructure. But this funding may not be enough.

Last July, Oakland officials pledged to seek public funds to pay for offsite infrastructure, which at the time the A’s estimated would cost $495 million. The A’s estimated that on-site infrastructure would cost $360 million, which would be paid for through an infrastructure tax district.

But in the memo, assistant city administrator Betsy Lake said estimated offsite infrastructure costs were expected to “significantly” exceed A’s earlier estimates and officials later said the city ​​did not yet have an estimate of these costs.

The memo raises questions about the overall cost of the project and how much Oakland might pay. City leaders were adamant that a final development agreement would not put the general fund at risk. And not all taxpayer funds invested in the project would be municipal taxes. Nevertheless, the amount of public funds that would be required could be significant. And if there are cost overruns, it’s unclear how Oakland would pay for it.

These offsite infrastructure upgrades include pedestrian separations, new bike lanes, sidewalk improvements and more. In addition, the baseball stadium would be surrounded by pedestrian streets with limited access for vehicles, according to the environmental study. While public transit options include BART, AC Transit, a ferry service, and shuttle buses, the city plans to build a transportation hub that would have elevated pedestrian and bicycle crossings to the ballpark. .

Proponents of the project say these infrastructure improvements would benefit the city and be worth it even if the ballpark was never built, but it’s still a significant investment of taxpayer dollars. , without which the project would probably be dead. Opponents argue that the project asks too much of taxpayers.

“There’s no question that (the city) continues to grab the straws on how to use taxpayer dollars to pay for onsite and offsite infrastructure that would otherwise have to be paid for by the A’s,” said Mike Jacob. , Vice President of the Pacific. Merchant Shipping Association, which represents port and shipping workers and sued the city and the A’s over the project’s environmental review.

The A’s total budget of $12 billion for the project would make it one of the costliest developments in the entire country. The team says $12 billion will fund a baseball stadium with a capacity of 35,000 attendees, 3,000 residential units, up to 1.5 million square feet of commercial uses, up to 270,000 square feet for retail, an indoor performance center accommodating up to 3,500 people, 400 hotel rooms and up to 18 acres of open space accessible to the public.

The ballpark alone is expected to cost over $1 billion. On-site project costs will be paid for by private funding and revenues generated by the project – through the creation of an infrastructure funding district. The district requires the city and county to levy property tax at the project site to reimburse the A’s for on-site infrastructure costs. The city says these property taxes would only exist if the project went ahead.

Nola Agha, professor of sports management at the University of San Francisco,
analyzed the project in a report
– commissioned by the project’s opposition – which concluded that the offsite infrastructure could cost around $850 million. Agha estimates on-site infrastructure costs could reach $603 million due to inflation.

Additionally, she said the city was overly optimistic with its projections because it assumed full construction of the A’s proposal, but the A’s may never complete full construction due to a recession or inflation. She said other sports stadiums around the country, like the Brooklyn Nets, haven’t finished
to build
what they promised.

Eight years after the Nets built their stadium and a year after the planned completion of their development, only 2% of proposed retail, 14% of commercial space and 19% of all residential units have been completed, Agha wrote in his analysis.

“The city pays the full amount for all of this infrastructure, regardless of what they’re actually building,” Agha said of Oakland.

The city and the A’s scramble to reach a deal before the end of the year when Schaaf steps down and the composition of the city council changes, as two candidates give up their seats to run. In addition to settling how the remaining offsite infrastructure will be covered, the city and the A’s still need to agree on affordable onsite housing and a no-relocation agreement to ensure the team stays in Oakland.

It is possible that a final agreement will not be presented to the city council until next year. Last week, City Administrator Ed Reiskin said the details of the project were complex and stressed that city negotiators were “doing everything in their power” to secure a deal that would benefit Oakland. .

“We continue to believe such an agreement is possible,” Reiskin said.

Here is a breakdown of possible public funding for the project:

Subsidies that the city has obtained or is in the process of obtaining:

• Total federal grants: nearly $17 million, including a grant focused on road, rail, transit and port projects and another that reduces deaths on public roads.

• Total state grants: $25.5 million, including a grant that encourages cycling and walking and another for land use planning, housing, transportation and land conservation projects.

• Other public funds: Approximately $259.5 million granted to the Port of Oakland for infrastructure upgrades.

• Municipal funds: approximately $9.4 million to repave surrounding streets as part of a citywide repaving program.

• County Fund: $10.2 million to support transportation projects.

Pending grant applications and funds:

• Federal funds: $182.8 million from the federal Department of Transportation’s Megaprojects grant program. Officials said the city is unlikely to get the full amount and may not get anything.

• Local funds: $1.5 million from the developers of 500 Kirkham Street, which the city will only receive if the development – ​​currently at a standstill – progresses.

Opportunities for potential future grants:

• Regional Funds: $55 million grant that the city can apply for later this year.

• Federal funds: $25 million with applications due later this year.

• State Grants: $60 million with applications due later this year.

Other potential sources of taxpayers:

Limited Bond Bond: This bond could generate an additional $150 million, which would raise funds for infrastructure upgrades and then use hotel, sales, and parking taxes generated by the project to pay down debt. Officials said the bond would be different from a general obligation bond, which would put the city’s general fund at risk.

Sarah Ravani (her) is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: sravani@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @SarRavani

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Newark Airport Terminal B Evacuated and Passenger Arrested https://supporttransit.org/newark-airport-terminal-b-evacuated-and-passenger-arrested/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 17:13:25 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/newark-airport-terminal-b-evacuated-and-passenger-arrested/ NEWARK — A major disruption unfolded Thursday night at Newark Liberty International Airport as Terminal B was evacuated when a woman rushed into a secure area of ​​the airport. Port Authority police ordered everyone out of the terminal around 9:15 p.m. when Shanita Witter, 24, who had just arrived on a flight, rushed to a […]]]>

NEWARK — A major disruption unfolded Thursday night at Newark Liberty International Airport as Terminal B was evacuated when a woman rushed into a secure area of ​​the airport.

Port Authority police ordered everyone out of the terminal around 9:15 p.m. when Shanita Witter, 24, who had just arrived on a flight, rushed to a security gate, according to spokeswoman Lenis Valens.

Witter is a resident of New Jersey but Valens declined to disclose her city.

A search with K9s located Witter an hour later.

She was charged by Port Authority police with provocative trespassing and obstructing transport. Witter was released pending a court date.

Travelers had to be screened again in order to re-enter the terminal which houses many international airlines as well as Delta, Spirit and some United flights.

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Earlier Thursday, a United Boeing 777 bound for Brazil with 256 passengers on board returned to Newark when a problem arose with a hydraulic pump.

Video from the plane shows sparks coming out of the bottom of the plane and three pieces of debris falling to the ground near a parking lot.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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Nyanya bus station will solve traffic jams – FCTA https://supporttransit.org/nyanya-bus-station-will-solve-traffic-jams-fcta/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:16:53 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/nyanya-bus-station-will-solve-traffic-jams-fcta/ The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that perennial traffic congestion on the Abuja-Nyanya axis of Abuja will be a thing of the past when the construction of Nyanya Bus Station is completed. This assurance was given yesterday by the FCTA Transport Secretary, Abdullahi Candido, during a tour of the projects underway under the […]]]>

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that perennial traffic congestion on the Abuja-Nyanya axis of Abuja will be a thing of the past when the construction of Nyanya Bus Station is completed.

This assurance was given yesterday by the FCTA Transport Secretary, Abdullahi Candido, during a tour of the projects underway under the secretariat.

Candido, who also inspected other projects including some transit bus stops in the city center, said FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello was determined to carry out priority projects that will have a positive impact on the lives of FCT residents.

“I undertook this tour to familiarize myself with some of the infrastructural requirements of this Secretariat; one of which is this Nyanya bus station, which is a priority project of the administration.

“It is only right that we take a look at it, that we see the progress of the work so far in order to be able to advise and convince the administration to ensure that it is carried out.

“The completion of this terminal is for the general good of the citizens and the minister is very concerned about the project. He is ready to make it one of his legacies.

“This will ensure a smooth flow of traffic and free access to and from the city. Our assurance to the people is that this terminal will come into effect, thanks to the administration of Muhammad Bello, as soon as possible,” he said.

Candido added that in addition to solving the problem of lost working hours in the traffic jam of this axis, the terminal will also highlight the good image of the city and improve its aesthetics.

He, however, chastised people for vandalizing public services, calling on them to instead protect the facilities that governments have put in place for the general good of all.

“The government will not just sit and watch. We are putting measures in place to ensure that vandals and vandalism are controlled, so that we can have a tidy city.

“The vandals or the ‘babanbolas’ are supposed to be faced head-on. You have to tell them the truth – we can’t have the city with this kind of vandalism. This must be stopped.

“Good infrastructure is the face of the city, so we need to work on the conscience of citizens to start protecting the public facilities put in place by the government,” the secretary said.

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Demolished bus station makes way for development in the NLR https://supporttransit.org/demolished-bus-station-makes-way-for-development-in-the-nlr/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 23:18:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/demolished-bus-station-makes-way-for-development-in-the-nlr/ North Little Rock leaders planned to revamp the city’s downtown area by developing an area near the Arkansas River where a former Greyhound bus station used to be. NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – North Little Rock leaders planned to revamp the city’s downtown area. It all started a few months ago when the city decided […]]]>

North Little Rock leaders planned to revamp the city’s downtown area by developing an area near the Arkansas River where a former Greyhound bus station used to be.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – North Little Rock leaders planned to revamp the city’s downtown area.

It all started a few months ago when the city decided to close a Greyhound bus station near the Arkansas River.

Now that there are no more, there is room for new opportunities and new developments.

Mayor Terry Hartwick of North Little Rock has been talking about demolishing the old bus station for some time.

“It’s not going to cost businesses, it’s going to create business,” Hartwick said.

It seems that the recent demolition project has attracted the interest of developers like Scott Hilburn of the law firm Hilburn & Harper, Ltd.

“The beautiful thing about North Little Rock is that we have the space,” Hilburn described. “Most downtown neighborhoods don’t have the space to expand for new construction.”

He would like to transform a parking lot located in front of the Simmons Bank Arena into a mixed-use building.

“Restaurants, bars [and] targeting road traffic and office spaces,” explained Hilburn.

Robert Birch, development manager for the town of North Little Rock, said that now that the Greyhound Bus Terminal is gone, developers can get a better idea of ​​what structures could revamp the area.

“Seeing this land cleared really lets developers know that we can get in here quickly and start building and being profitable,” Birch said.

Other ideas mentioned included possibly building a hotel on the site of the former bus station.

In addition, the city plans to demolish the service office building located across from the old bus station.

Mayor Hartwick said he wanted to build a conference center in this area.

“Almost every week I had someone say I needed a place where 400 people could sit down and eat, and the first thing that came out of my mouth on those days was you’ you have to go to Little Rock because we don’t have it, I don’t have it,” Hartwick described.

This is just one of many improvements to North Little Rock that Hartwick has been calling for since 2021.

With land in the city’s waterfront up for sale and developers looking to invest, Hartwick said he would remain optimistic that change was near.

“It brings people to our downtown [and] it shows us so I’m very excited,” Hartwick said.

Fifteen promoters have inquired about the possibility of building a hotel in place of the bus station, but it is still too early to make a final decision.

Leaders have said they want this part of town to reflect the look and feel of the Argenta district, and they hope their projects will begin next year.

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Concerns over facilities at Chennai Airport’s new integrated terminal https://supporttransit.org/concerns-over-facilities-at-chennai-airports-new-integrated-terminal/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 16:12:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/concerns-over-facilities-at-chennai-airports-new-integrated-terminal/ Airport staff say the number of aerobridges, check counters will be insufficient when it opens in December Airport staff say the number of aerobridges, check counters will be insufficient when it opens in December Airport and airline staff have raised concerns about the new integrated terminal at Chennai Airport, which is expected to open by […]]]>

Airport staff say the number of aerobridges, check counters will be insufficient when it opens in December

Airport staff say the number of aerobridges, check counters will be insufficient when it opens in December

Airport and airline staff have raised concerns about the new integrated terminal at Chennai Airport, which is expected to open by the end of this year.

On September 15-16, the Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Sanjeev Kumar, inspected the multi-level car park and the integrated terminal and reviewed the works. During the inspection, he saw the facilities of both buildings and provided his comments to the airport authorities.

Sources at the airport said many concerns surfaced a few months before the integrated terminal opened and expect them to be resolved before the grand opening. The terminal, already plagued by delays, was built in two phases, and the first phase will be completed by the end of this year, after which the international terminal will be moved there.

“When it opens to air passengers in December, we understand that only three aerobridges may be available. For planes that will not have the aerobridge facility, they must park in remote bays [located away from the terminal], and passengers will have to be transported in buses. It will cause a lot of inconvenience to passengers. The remaining aerobridges will not be available until construction of the entire terminal is complete, which could take at least a year. The AAI needs to find an interim arrangement,” a source said.

“Similarly, the number of check-in counters will initially be fewer. There can only be 60 counters compared to the 72 counters available in the existing international terminal,” the source said.

“No reason to worry”

AAI officials said the concerns were unnecessary and the number of aerobridges and check-in counters would be higher than expected. “In December, there will be seven aerobridges, and when the whole project is finished, there will be a total of 17 aerobridges. Additionally, there will be 100 check-in counters initially and 140 once the project is completed,” a senior AAI official said.

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Cebu Bus Station Exec to Drivers: Take a Bath, Be Presentable to Passengers https://supporttransit.org/cebu-bus-station-exec-to-drivers-take-a-bath-be-presentable-to-passengers/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 10:47:33 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/cebu-bus-station-exec-to-drivers-take-a-bath-be-presentable-to-passengers/ BUS drivers working for Cebu South and North Bus Terminals who do not shower, have bad body odor and do not wear appropriate clothing will no longer be allowed to enter the two terminals. This was the warning from Carmen Quijano, manager of Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) and Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT), on […]]]>

BUS drivers working for Cebu South and North Bus Terminals who do not shower, have bad body odor and do not wear appropriate clothing will no longer be allowed to enter the two terminals.

This was the warning from Carmen Quijano, manager of Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) and Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT), on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Quijano told reporters she had received complaints from some passengers that some bus drivers at the two bus terminals were not observing good hygiene practices while on duty.

“Whenever I received these complaints, I often drew the attention of bus drivers,” Quijano told Cebuano.

Quijano reminded CSBT and CNBT bus drivers of the importance of observing good hygiene practices, especially that their job is to look after people traveling to towns across the province.

Besides failing to observe good hygiene, Quijano said bus drivers who have inappropriate haircuts and wear inappropriate clothing, such as sleeveless shirts and shorts, will be banned from entering both terminals.

Shirtless drivers are also prohibited from entering both terminals, Quijano said.

Although she did not require them to wear expensive clothes, Quijano urged bus drivers to wear clothes that will make them presentable to their passengers, especially tourists who will take advantage of the buses to get to the tourist sites in the province.

“Wa man ta mag ingon nga nindot gyud ang sanina pero at least ba presentable ba, dili nga mag sul-ob ta anang gisi-gisi, unya tag-as kaayo’g buhok, tag-as kaayo’g bungot mao na nanuyo ko ba,” Quijano added.

(I’m not saying they should buy expensive clothes, as long as they look presentable. We won’t allow them if they wear ragged shirts and pants, or have long hair and beards. This really bothers me to see them like that.)

Bus drivers too

Apart from conductors, Quijano also urged bus drivers to observe good hygiene, including wearing proper footwear while at the terminal.

The wearing of shoes follows Circular Memorandum (MC) 2011-004 issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which requires drivers of public utility vehicles to wear shoes.

Violators of MC 2011-004 may be fined up to P2,000 for the first offense to P5,000 and deductible waived for the third offense.

Quijano added that for now they will be issuing verbal warnings to bus drivers and errant drivers about its new policy. If they do not comply, they will be barred from entering the terminal, she added. (ANV/JKV)

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Does Auckland deserve a special cruise terminal? The new port boss handles the numbers https://supporttransit.org/does-auckland-deserve-a-special-cruise-terminal-the-new-port-boss-handles-the-numbers/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 05:00:06 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/does-auckland-deserve-a-special-cruise-terminal-the-new-port-boss-handles-the-numbers/ The Pacific Explorer, the first cruise ship in over two years to visit Auckland. Photo/Brett Phibbs Auckland could get a dedicated cruise terminal as Auckland Ports works on how to give visitors to the $200million-a-year economy the best possible experience of the City of Sails. The port company’s new chief executive, Roger Gray, said his […]]]>

The Pacific Explorer, the first cruise ship in over two years to visit Auckland. Photo/Brett Phibbs

Auckland could get a dedicated cruise terminal as Auckland Ports works on how to give visitors to the $200million-a-year economy the best possible experience of the City of Sails.

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Southern Airways will operate from the main terminal in Hartsfield-Jackson https://supporttransit.org/southern-airways-will-operate-from-the-main-terminal-in-hartsfield-jackson/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 10:18:09 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/southern-airways-will-operate-from-the-main-terminal-in-hartsfield-jackson/ But Southern Airways does not yet have such an agreement with Delta, which operates the majority of flights to Atlanta. “We would like to have an interline with Delta,” Sisson said. He said the Jackson-Atlanta route could attract both leisure and business travelers, calling Jackson a “growing business market” given its location near a vehicle […]]]>

But Southern Airways does not yet have such an agreement with Delta, which operates the majority of flights to Atlanta. “We would like to have an interline with Delta,” Sisson said.

He said the Jackson-Atlanta route could attract both leisure and business travelers, calling Jackson a “growing business market” given its location near a vehicle manufacturing campus. electric Ford called BlueOval City, which will be located between Jackson and Memphis.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation selected Southern Airways, which operates as an FAA Part 135 commuter carrier, to operate 18 weekly round-trip flights from Jackson to Hartsfield-Jackson using Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, with a subsidy of approximately $1.6 million a year through May. 31 2024. This equates to an estimated subsidy of approximately $198 per passenger.

Before Southern Airways took over the federally subsidized route, it was served by Boutique Air. But last November, Jackson’s airport manager told DOT he wanted a replacement carrier because of “numerous flight delays and cancellations by Boutique Air.”

Southern Airways previously operated flights from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, a general aviation airport in Chamblee. It discontinued these flights in 2016.

Now Hartsfield-Jackson is seeking approval from the Atlanta City Council for the new lease with Southern Airways.

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Ultimately, Southern Airways hopes to add more service by using its smaller planes to places that currently don’t have air flights. “There are many cities that are in flight time [to Atlanta] of our aircraft that currently do not have scheduled air service,” Sisson said, citing Tuscaloosa and Clemson as examples. “There are definitely possibilities there.”

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County Durham family tackle bathroom ‘nightmare’ as dad battles terminal cancer https://supporttransit.org/county-durham-family-tackle-bathroom-nightmare-as-dad-battles-terminal-cancer/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/county-durham-family-tackle-bathroom-nightmare-as-dad-battles-terminal-cancer/ A County Durham foster family is appealing for help to complete their new bathroom after claiming it was left dry by the contractor who started work almost six months ago . Ellena Coleman, of Stanley, expected Washington-based Eco Home Improvements to resolve outstanding issues in her bathroom after company manager Darren Keall promised to speak […]]]>

A County Durham foster family is appealing for help to complete their new bathroom after claiming it was left dry by the contractor who started work almost six months ago .

Ellena Coleman, of Stanley, expected Washington-based Eco Home Improvements to resolve outstanding issues in her bathroom after company manager Darren Keall promised to speak to her when Chroniclelive contacted him in July. At the time, Mr Keall said: “Although things did not go as smoothly as we would have liked, I think we bent over backwards to accommodate Mr and Mrs Coleman. I will talk to them this week to discuss the latest issues and wish them well.”

However, two months later, Mrs Coleman, 43, is still awaiting news from the bathroom company, which Mrs Coleman and her husband, Mark, have hired to dismantle their bathroom and install a new one, to from March. The couple, who have four children, initially decided to go with Eco Home Improvements because the idea of ​​a stress-free renovation by a company from start to finish appealed to Mr Coleman, who has terminal cancer .

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Eco Home Improvements apologized to the family in July, with Mr Keall saying the working hours were unacceptable but the job had hit an unprecedented number of hitches and ended up with his business out of pocket .

But according to Coleman, there are outstanding issues that still need to be resolved, including:

  • The two sides of the shower enclosure are different sizes and the shower is not sealed;
  • The shower tray needs an anti-slip application after the wrong one has been installed and a large scratch on the tray requires a specialist repair;
  • The wallcovering is not installed to the satisfaction of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman;
  • The bathroom door frame needs to be finished. Ms Coleman claims a pointed piece is missing and she doesn’t think a trim will cover it, so more trim may be needed;
  • A mirror must be connected to electricity and a second mirror must be hung;
  • The shower part of the bath faucets must be fixed to the wall;
  • The light is not in the middle of the ceiling and needs to be moved.

“We were without a sink for weeks until I begged them to put in a temporary one, so the kids would have somewhere to wash their hands,” she said. “It was all just a nightmare and I wish we had never continued the work. We have had problems with other construction companies in the past, but it seems that we have not did not learn the lesson.

“Mark has friends who are traders who could have done the work for us, but we thought it would probably take longer – how wrong we were. Given the circumstances, Mark just wanted to make sure everything was in order as quickly as possible for me and the children.There was also a guarantee which was important for my husband because he might not be here in the future.

Ms Coleman says she has now given up asking Eco Home Improvements to help her family and is struggling to find another company or contractor to complete the necessary work. In July, Mr Keall said: ‘I can’t stress enough the sympathy we all have for the family’s situation, so we’ve gone a lot further than we normally would have. We’re setting up 4 to 5 bathrooms a week and yes like every business has issues and hiccups but this seems to be the one that has gone on and on and cost us thousands of pounds I agree the customer has points valid and I agree that this job took much longer than is reasonable, it was not helped by the customer not wanting the original installers to come back and some later installers refusing to backtracking, which further delayed him.

“Although things did not go as smoothly as we would have liked, I think we bent over backwards to accommodate Mr and Mrs Coleman. I will speak to them this week to discuss the latest issues and wish them well. chance.”

Ms Coleman said: ‘I can’t believe getting a bathroom has gone so wrong. It’s been a nightmare from the start and we’re desperate to end it now.’

Eco Home Improvements has been contacted for comment, but has not responded.

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Tampa International Airport gets green light for new terminal https://supporttransit.org/tampa-international-airport-gets-green-light-for-new-terminal/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 13:53:03 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/tampa-international-airport-gets-green-light-for-new-terminal/ TAMPA — More than two years since airport officials paused plans for a new airside terminal as the coronavirus swept the world Thursday morning, Tampa International received the official green light. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board of Directors has approved the Aviation Authority’s capital and operating budget for fiscal year 2023, the green lighting […]]]>

TAMPA — More than two years since airport officials paused plans for a new airside terminal as the coronavirus swept the world Thursday morning, Tampa International received the official green light.

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board of Directors has approved the Aviation Authority’s capital and operating budget for fiscal year 2023, the green lighting for Phase 3 of the airport’s latest master plan and paved the way for the construction of the new $787.4 million Airside D terminal.

It will be the airport’s fifth airside terminal and the first in over 17 years. The cost, higher than previous estimates due to inflation, will be covered by a mix of federal and state grants and airport-issued bonds.

Construction is expected to begin in 2024 with completion scheduled for 2027.

Before the pandemic halted air travel, airside construction was expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

The new terminal has 16 gates serving domestic and international travel and will allow the airport to serve an additional 13 million passengers by 2037, according to Josh Gillin, the airport’s senior communications manager.

“Airside D will help us continue our tradition of staying ahead of trends and growth in our region,” Tampa International CEO Joe Lopano said in a statement.

The building will be approximately 563,000 square feet and will include concession space, an outdoor patio, security facilities, as well as new screening, door check-in and bag handling technologies.

In 2020, the number of passengers at Tampa International fell to their lowest levels since 1993. But the airport, which consistently ranks high in national customer satisfaction surveys, recovered faster than most. He flies to more destinations now than before the pandemic.

Capital and operating budget plans approved Tampa International will serve 23.4 million passengers in the next fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, an increase of nearly 9% over last year. Revenue is also expected to reach $343.5 million, an increase of $26.6 million from fiscal 2022.

The master plan is a routine evaluation performed every five to ten years, as dictated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation. The last master plan was completed in 2012, with updates in 2016, laying the foundation for many projects in the recent airport expansions such as the SkyConnect transit system, a new rental car center, main terminal expansion, new SkyCenter One office building, roadway expansion and curbside express lanes.

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