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YYC LINK Up and Running

YYC LINK Up and Running

This past Monday, October 31 was the much anticipated unveiling of the largest expansion project in YYC history, with the opening of the new International Terminal Building. This event also revealed one of GEC's latest collaborations with YYC: the YYC LINK & passenger shuttle system, a 700m long multi-modal airside passenger link which includes the YYC Link Route, moving walkways, and traditional corridors.

The YYC LINK passenger shuttle will physically connect passengers between the 5 Concourse, easing the process of navigating the airport and minimizing passenger travel times. Designed from the ground-up, our team has developed a unique design for the system that includes custom barriers, finishes, and lighting, and a vehicle that represents innovation in internal transportation at YYC.The passenger fleet includes 20 shuttle vehicles, each with a capacity to carry 10 passengers with their carry-on luggage. By design, vehicles will be leaving each station every two minutes on average. The service is supported by technology that will inform passengers when to expect the next vehicle at their station, and how long it will take them to get their destination.

Next time you’re at the airport, take a seat and enjoy the ease and convenience of the new YYC experience!

A Call to Community – Hinton Recreation Centre Open House

A Call to Community – Hinton Recreation Centre Open House

The Town of Hinton will host an open house on October 27th to discuss the revitalization of the Hinton Recreation Centre. Part of a 10-year strategic plan addressing the Centre’s future use, GEC Architecture is working with the town and ISL Engineering Services to advance the design concept for the new expansion. Originally presented with four expansion options, Hinton council elected to move forward with a concept that will see the construction of a new aquatic centre, fitness centre and field house. The open house will provide residents and users the opportunity to present expectations, concerns and feedback on how this design direction aligns with the use and need of user groups.

For more information on the open house, visit the Hinton website.