Construction started last week on a $72.7-million regional intermodal transportation center project at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

The 520,000-sq-ft project includes construction of a three-level consolidated rental car parking structure with a car wash and fueling system; a rental car customer service building; and a ground level bus transit station for MTA, Burbank Bus, Amtrak and charter/shuttle buses. The bus station features an open-air design complemented by 16 art panels adorning all three levels of the structure.

Work also entails construction of an elevated, 1,100 ft-long moving walkway, which will transport rental car customers and rail and bus passengers between the RITC and airport terminal.

The project is being built with LEED silver standards.

McCarthy Building Cos. is the general contractor on the project and is joined by GKK/STV, construction manager; PGAL (Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville), architect; Miyamoto, structural engineer; Saiful Bouquet, design/build structural engineer; JMC2 Civic Engineering & Surveying, civil engineer; PBS Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Engineers, electrical engineer; PBS Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Engineers, mechanical engineer; and Anil Verma Associates, Inc., landscape architect.