Orientation Session

For Airport Volunteers

Baltimore-Washington International Airport will hold an orientation for volunteers in its Pathfinders program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4 at the airport.

The program staffs BWI's information desks and helps travelers find their way around the airport.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a weekly four-hour shift between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. After orientation and working in the terminal, those in the Pathfinders program may take a free six-month course, one day a month, to earn national certification as a travel counselor through the Maryland Office of Tourism.

To volunteer or for more information, call 410-859-7826.

Duncan to Discuss

Intercounty Connector

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan will speak about the proposed intercounty connector at the BWI Business Partnership breakfast meeting at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1300 Concourse Dr.

Also, Paul J. Wiedefeld, executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration, will provide his monthly update on the airport.

Admission is free for members and $25 for others. For reservations, call 410-859-1000.

Project to Connect

Piers A and B

As part of BWI's $1.8 billion expansion plan, Pier A is being demolished and rebuilt so it connects to Pier B. The work is being done by Kiewit Construction of Elkridge, which won a $3 million contract by the Maryland Board of Public Works.

Upon completion of the project, passengers will pass through one security area to reach all Southwest Airlines gates on different piers. The expansion, expected to be completed in 2005, will give the Dallas-based carrier an additional 10 gates, for a total of 26.

-- Compiled by Alicia Cypress