TONIGHT: DEN Trains to the Concourses to Undergo Scheduled Overnight Shutdown. Bridge Security will be the 24-hour Checkpoint starting at 8 p.m.
DEN trains to the concourses will be shut down overnight for six hours for scheduled testing of the train’s electrical power system. Employees and passengers will need use Bridge Security, which will be the 24-hour checkpoint starting at 8 p.m. Starting at 9:15 p.m., those who need to reach the B and C concourses will be guided via signage and/or airport personnel to a bus that will take them to the concourses. These changes will be in effect from 9:15 p.m. Feb. 20, to 3 a.m., Feb. 21. It is recommended that passengers who need to get to the B and C Concourses during these hours should arrive to security at least 30 minutes earlier than they would have otherwise to ensure they have enough time to move through the airport.Follow DEN on Twitter Follow DEN on Instagram
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Denver International Airport (DEN) takes seriously its responsibility to provide opportunities for our neighbors who surround our airport. As the region’s largest economic engine, we want proximity to our operations to be beneficial to you.
Earlier this year, we introduced a strategy to prepare the airport to serve an inevitable 100 million annual passengers within 10 years. We named that strategy Vision 100 and made sure to include the expectations of continuous stakeholder input and feedback. This message and the project it describes are in alignment with those guidelines. We also determined that a primary task would be to “power our people,” both current and future, by providing real opportunities for equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
Among the major projects currently under construction at DEN, the development of the Center of Equity and Excellence in Aviation (CEEA) may have the most long-term impact on the future of the airport. CEEA will become an economic powerhouse that will help DEN build and grow its future workforce. Anyone who either works at DEN or hopes to work at DEN one day will benefit from this institution.
With the unveiling of first conceptual renderings, you can now envision the resource that will soon be available to you, your friends, family and others interested in the aviation industry.
The construction of this one-of-a-kind training center is being funded as part of the Great Hall Project. It creates a pipeline of aviation talent that will provide employees and under-represented individuals, of all ages and backgrounds, from surrounding communities opportunities to start and enhance careers in the aviation industry.
CEEA is being constructed within 66,000 square feet of space on Level 4 of the Hotel and Transit Center, below the outdoor plaza.
The focal point of the space will be the Hall of Equity, which will accommodate 300 people for training and educational purposes. Other adjacent lecture halls and training rooms will accommodate another 200 – 300 people. A pre-function lobby will feature a small café for networking and small group meetings.
Studio Completiva, a minority-owned firm, was awarded the design contract through Stantec. Sky Blue Builders is the minority-owned general contracting firm, which was awarded the construction contract through Hensel Phelps. Construction will begin in late 2023.
Until then, we’re already implementing some of the programming that will call CEEA home, including:
As a true tool for equity, CEEA will serve as a way for current and future employees to develop and hone the skills that will help them progress into more responsible and lucrative positions. We hope a good number of program graduates will choose to stay at DEN but we also hope CEEA will become recognized around the world as a source of expertly trained and highly motivated professionals ready to work in the aviation industry.
Learn more about CEEA and its current opportunities by visiting the CEEA Webpage.