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Help Us Design Our Terminal

October 5, 2011

TAMPA - We’re getting ready to redesign our terminal and we want your help. The Aviation Authority at Tampa International Airport has launched a website survey open to everyone right from their computer. You can provide feedback on everything from signs to elevators, lounges, restrooms and art.

The Aviation Authority design team along with HOK Architects has already received valuable insight from hundreds of airport users for its $30 million Main Terminal Modernization project. Through a series of “visioning sessions” that so far has included community partners, airport stakeholders, employees and an open forum for the general public, the Aviation Authority presented airport customers with an introduction into the design process.

The website survey employs a similar technique used in the “visioning sessions” where the viewer looks at a series of pictures and selects “like” or “dislike” as their opinion on the image. The concept offers visitors a way of expressing an opinion of the look and feel of the interior should be – without having to be at the airport.

“We will continue to reach out to the community, until we believe that everyone has had an opportunity to participate in this exciting process,” said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. “Our goal is to make this airport a true reflection of Tampa Bay.”

Look for the link in the red box titled Help Design our Terminal from the homepage of the airport website at www.TampaAirport.com.

The Aviation Authority began in 1945 as an independent special district governed by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Act. The act provides the Authority with exclusive jurisdiction, control, supervision, and management over all public airports in Hillsborough County. Although empowered to levy ad valorem property taxes, the authority has not collected any tax funds since 1973. Recognized as an industry leader in efficiency and convenience, Tampa International Airport continues to earn the most prestigious awards and honors and ranks among the top airports in the United States. With 200 daily departures and service to over 70 nonstop destinations, Tampa International Airport is the Gateway to Florida’s West Coast and your next great vacation.