You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Hartsfield-Jackson selects new firm for parking contract


Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is near a deal with a new contractor to run its massive parking operation.

The Atlanta airport has more than 30,000 parking spaces, including garages, lots and park-and-ride lots, and brings in about $120 million in revenue from parking annually.

Standard Parking, also known as SP Plus, has run the parking operation for several years. But the airport in 2014 invited companies to compete for a new contract. Standard Parking and ABM-Lanier-Hunt Airport Parking Atlanta submitted proposals.

ABM-Lanier-Hunt’s proposal scored 815 in evaluations by the city — 10 points higher than Standard Parking.

The city then halted the process pending the master plan, which includes new decks, but ended up requiring no changes after determining the new decks won’t be built soon enough to affect the new contract.

Standard Parking told the airport that management fees, operating budgets and financial statements submitted in 2014 are now “completely out-of-date,” in part due to changes in health insurance terms under the Affordable Care Act.

“We feel it would be in the best interest of the city to discontinue this outdated process,” said Bob Reiser, a senior vice president at SP Plus during a city council transportation committee meeting Wednesday.

But the committee voted to pass the resolution for the nearly $1.3 million deal on to the full council, with four votes in favor, one against and one abstention.

A separate contract for shuttle operations is set to be awarded to A-National Limousine.

The committee also voted for a $12 million contract for construction management to be awarded to ATL Construction Management Partners, a joint venture including CH2M Hill Inc., RohadFox Construction and Parsons Transportation Group.

That contracting process also was delayed after a letter from an attorney representing ousted airport manager Miguel Southwell earlier this year raised concerns about construction contract procurement and other issues. Southwell and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed later dropped their dispute.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Family Christian closing all stores nationwide
Family Christian closing all stores nationwide

Christian faith-based book and gift store Family Christian is closing all of its 240 stores nationwide due to "declining sales," according to a Thursday news release from the company. The closure affects employees in 36 states, including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington...
Jeezy sued for skipping concert, keeping deposit
Jeezy sued for skipping concert, keeping deposit

A Houston music promoter said in a lawsuit that he agreed to pay Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy $1,000 a minute for an hour-long concert in Texas last December, but the musician skipped the concert for a party and kept his $30,000 deposit. Now Jay Jenkins, the 39-year-old rapper who goes by Jeezy or Young Jeezy, faces a civil lawsuit filed Feb. 8 in the...
Report: Bankruptcy an option for Vogtle contractor
Report: Bankruptcy an option for Vogtle contractor

A Japanese publication reported Friday that Toshiba is considering a bankruptcy filing for its Westinghouse unit, the company building two nuclear reactors at Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle. Citing an unnamed Toshiba official, Nikkei Asian Review said the company sees bankruptcy “as one option as it reviews its overall nuclear power business...
Plant Vogtle’s nuke builder could file bankruptcy, says Japan newspaper
Plant Vogtle’s nuke builder could file bankruptcy, says Japan newspaper

A Japanese publication reported Friday that Toshiba is considering a bankruptcy filing for its Westinghouse unit, the company that is building two nuclear reactors at Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle. Citing an unnamed Toshiba official, Nikkei Asian Review said the company sees bankruptcy “as one option as it reviews its overall nuclear power...
Rich Americans’ top 5 vehicles aren’t what you think they are
Rich Americans’ top 5 vehicles aren’t what you think they are

If you think the wealthiest Americans all drive either a Lexus, Mercedes or Porsche, think again. A new study from MaritzCX found that the Ford F-150 was the most popular vehicle among people earning more than $200,000 a year, according to USA Today. Why is that? Many “regular cars” now offer the same features that come equipped with expensive...
More Stories