CLEVELAND- Cleveland Hopkins International Airport officials have announced immediate changes to the airport’s ground transportation plan.
Airport Director Robert Kennedy told reporters in a news conference Friday that changes in the airport’s plan for major construction and improvement projects lead them to reverse changes implemented in the pick-up and drop-off process on January 1.
Starting Monday, February 18, rideshare services (Uber and Lyft) and limo services will again be dropping off and picking up curbside in front of the terminal building on the upper and lower levels.
Taxis will be moved from the parking garage in the ground transportation center back to their original location at the south end of the lower level at baggage claim on February 21.
By March 1, Kennedy says shuttle services will be moved from the ground transportation center to the north end of the lower level at baggage claim.
Kennedy says they are now pushing back a project on the upper roadway that serves the terminal until after the MLB All-Star game in July.
Officials also decided to change the plan to upgrade the ground transportation center from a phased construction project in thirds to a 10-12 month project that will likely not begin until after July.
Kennedy says the project would add canopies, lighting, islands, and heaters to the parking garage is not yet under contract.
Kennedy says passenger feedback is always important but was not the driving force behind this change.
Kennedy says they expect 10.1 million annual passengers in 2019 and over 10.5 million in 2020.