The Connecticut Airport Authority plans to spend $1.4 billion to accommodate an influx of passengers at Bradley International Airport.
The CAA is moving forward with its 20-year master plan which involves infrastructure improvements at Bradley.
The master plan includes a construction of a new passenger Terminal B, as well as a ground transportation and a rental car center with 800 parking spaces.
The CAA took over Bradley operations in 2013.
“We’ve experienced year-over-year growth and that’s why we have had to take a look at this master plan,” CAA Executive Director Kevin Dillon explained. “To look at the infrastructure to see what’s necessary to accommodate that growth and hopefully get to that 10 million passenger number.”
Dillon told 22News the new transit center will be connected to the regional rail and bus services.
Other “master plan” projects include an expanded TSA security checkpoint and larger roadways around the airport.
Dillon said they are also focused on increasing the number of flights to the west coast and to foreign countries.