Across the nation, it seems as if every major airport is undergoing some type of major expansion. While the same can be said about airports across the Southeast, the current activity at Orlando International Airport stands out in numerous ways. Currently in the midst of a $4.2-billion Capital Improvement Program, the largest construction and renovation project in airport history, the state of Florida's largest airport is undergoing significant transformation.

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority--the agency that owns and oversees Orlando International's construction projects—is currently managing its new $671-million South Terminal complex, which is being built by Hensel Phelps Construction.

Also, in June 2019, Virgin Trains broke ground on a terminal at Orlando International’s recently completed Intermodal Terminal that will provide a “high-speed” rail connection between Orlando and Miami. According to GOAA, the addition of the Virgin Trains terminal "will make Orlando International Airport the first airport in the country to have a full train station inside its terminal facility that offers a high-speed rail connection."

Also, in ENR's national Best Of The Best program last year, Orlando International's $262-million South Automated People Mover Complex won the award for Best Airport/Transit.

It was for these and other reasons that ENR editors selected the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority as this year's Southeast Owner of the Year. ENR Southeast will provide more information about GOAA's achievements, and this well-deserved honor, in its upcoming March 7 print edition.