Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport

PHX Sky Train® Stage 2


Possible PHX Sky Train future routePhase 2 of the PHX Sky Train® is in the planning stages and construction is expected to break ground in early 2018. This is an extension to the existing PHX Sky Train, which currently operates between the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station and terminals 3 and 2. The line will extend 2.5 miles to the Rental Car Center.

Benefits include enhancement of customer service and improved accessibility, especially for customers using wheelchairs. It will also take traffic off of Sky Harbor Boulevard, easing transit to and from the terminals.

This $700 million project will be paid for with Rental Car Customer Facility Charges and airline Passenger Facility Charges. No local tax dollars will be used. It is scheduled to open in early 2022.

Here is a flyover video of what that could look like.

See a map of our future airport developments.


PHX Sky Train  - Draft Environmental Assessment

The City of Phoenix (City) Aviation Department proposes to complete the PHX Sky Train® by extending it from Terminal 3 to a planned Ground Transportation Center and the existing the Rental Car Center.  This improvement will provide more reliable and efficient access between key airport facilities and reduce both regional and on-airport roadway congestion.

The proposed project requires an Environmental Assessment (EA) under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FAA is the lead federal agency to ensure compliance with NEPA for airport development actions. The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures; and FAA Order 5050.4B, NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. Pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Department of Transportation Act, the Draft EA includes an analysis of prudent or feasible alternatives, potential impacts, and mitigation measures, as appropriate.

The City Aviation Department requests your review and comment regarding the proposed improvements included in the Draft EA. Comments received will be addressed and the results included in the Final EA. All comments on the Draft EA should be sent to the mailing address or email listed below:

Jordan D. Feld
Deputy Aviation Director – Planning & Environmental
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
2485 East Buckeye Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Comments are due to the City by 5:00 PM on January 19, 2018. Please allow sufficient time for mailing. The City Aviation Department must receive your comments by the deadline, not simply postmarked by that date. Before including your name, address and telephone number, email or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

To request program materials in an alternative format, please contact us at 602-683-3786.

Draft Environmental Assessment for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Sky Train Stage 2
Appendix A - Cultural Resources and Section 106 Consultation
Appendix B - Right-of-Way Transfers and Power Options Comparison
Appendix C - Air Quality
Appendix D - Biological Resources
Appendix E - Hazardous Materials
Appendix F - Sponsor’s Land Use Assurance Letter
Appendix G - Socioeconomic Impacts, Environmental Justice, and Children’s Environmental Health and Safety Risks
Appendix H - Traffic Impact Evaluation Memorandum
Appendix I - Water Resources
Appendix J - Coordination and Public Involvement