Firm partners with mobility giant to design conceptual Uber Air Skyport, a place to board or disembark a shared eVTOL and a community hub.

Uber Air SkyportDALLAS — WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services firm, collaborated with Corgan to develop a conceptual design for an Uber Air Skyport in Dallas.

Gregory Kelly, the CEO of WSP USA, said Uber expects the Skyport Mobility hub will provide electric vehicle takeoff and landing (eVTOL) by 2023. In addition to providing a place to board or disembark eVTOLs, it will also serve as a complete community hub with electric bike and scooter parking, electrical vehicle fleet charging and parking, and additional amenities, including restaurants and co-working spaces.

“Aerial rideshare will enhance accessibility between communities and dissolve traditional boundaries of travel,” said Kelly. “WSP is proud to work with Corgan to provide sustainable and flexible solutions for managing the project’s immense energy demand, while protecting the electrical needs of local communities through grid resiliency.”

Kelly said WSP USA provided the sustainable energy strategy to power the concept, along with structural and electrical engineering support. WSP developed a strategy for supplying and managing the power to charge the various vehicle types, while providing sustainability strategies to guide the conceptual design for a readily deployable, modular design that can be easily repeated.

Additional members of the team include Kimley Horn for civil and transportation planning, and Austin Commercial for construction management.

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 9,500 employees in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

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