09 NOV 2018: The city of Chicago has officially opened a new US $841 million parking and rental-car centre at O'Hare International Airport. The ground transportation complex, called the Multi Modal Facility, took three years to build and was opened at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Among other services offered at the 2.5 million-square-foot centre are 12 electronic-car charging stations, rooms for nursing mothers and space for service animals. Still in the works for the centre is a concessions area. It's scheduled to open next summer.

Aviation department officials say the facility helps pave the way for an US $8.5 billion terminal expansion to be done over the next decade.

The Multi Modal Facility was funded by airport fees and by US $272 million from the Transportation Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act.

 

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