When it comes to making environmental improvements, small actions add up. Take changes made to Portland International Airport’s parking system. In the short-term garage, an automotive parking guidance system tells drivers how many spaces are available on each floor. Then, using red and green lights, the system guides drivers to open spaces, eliminating the slow hunt for an open space in a busy garage.
When PDX visitors leave the short- and long-term parking areas, they’re encouraged to use the Port’s Quick Pay system. By paying for parking at conveniently located kiosks in the parking garage and long-term lot bus shelters, people can more quickly exit the airport’s parking facility. Quick Pay saves time and reduces emissions.
The Port’s Cell Phone Waiting Lot is one more way to reduce the amount of time vehicles spend idling or slowly circling the terminal. People can stop and park for free in the Cell Phone Waiting Lot until friends and family are ready to be picked up. Fewer idling cars help to reduce emissions, including carbon monoxide, at the airport.
Steve Koester, Parking Systems Manager, 503.415.6529