Project management, gmt of fixed facilities design, fixed facility/operating system interface mgmt, quality mgmt, safety services
To increase capacity, enhance efficiency and safety, reduce delays, and modernize facilities, the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners adopted a master plan for Miami International Airport (MIA). A pivotal element of this plan was the construction of an offsite ground transportation hub, the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) and an automated people mover (APM) to transport passengers and airport workers between the MIC and the main airport terminal.
Parsons–Odebrecht Joint Venture (POJV) was selected to implement the APM project—known as the MIA Mover—and was responsible for taking the project from conceptual design to construction completion. Highlights of the 1.25-mi-long APM system include:
The driverless system uses proven technology to combine vehicle operation, train control, station and platform doors, power distribution, and communications. The MIA Mover has eliminated a significant number of passenger vehicles from the airport’s roads, reducing carbon emissions by 30% and improving traffic safety.
MIA Mover is the first mass transit project in Miami-Dade County to become LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. POJV engaged stakeholders and the community to collaboratively develop design and construction practices to serve as a local benchmark for sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint.
The MIA Mover opened to the public September 9, 2011—on time and under budget. Moving people is what we are all about, and the Parsons team is committed to meeting Miami’s ever-expanding infrastructure needs at the airport and beyond.
Featured Nov 2011/Updated Aug 2017