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Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

Thanksgiving 2016: AAA Holiday Travel Forecast

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
AAA Travel Forecast: Thanksgiving 2016

Consumers are expected to open their wallets this Thanksgiving, with steady income gains fueling strong consumer spending growth. This will drive holiday travel up 1.9 percent, the eighth consecutive year of growth.

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Air Traffic Control: Experts’ and Stakeholders’ Views on Key Issues to Consider in a Potential Restructuring

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Figure 1: An Illustration of Key Components and Users of the United States’ National Air Space

In 2014, GAO found (1) that many aviation stakeholders saw challenges with aspects of the current U.S. system including funding instability and slow progress implementing capital improvements and (2) that most stakeholders agreed that separating ATC operations from FAA was an option. GAO was asked to explore issues that would be associated with such a change…This report addresses (1) views of selected experts, aviation stakeholders, and the FAA on key transition issues and (2) lessons that can be learned from the transition experiences of selected countries.

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North Dakota Oil Boom Calls for Rework of Infrastructure

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
North Dakota Oil Boom Calls for Rework of Infrastructure

North Dakota is one of the most remote places in the United States, or should we say ‘was’ one of the most remote. Thanks to an abundance of natural resources, particularly oil, North Dakota is no longer as open as its range used to be…The Minot International Airport, originally built just 20 years ago, is one project under construction to handle the increase in flight and foot traffic in the region. NECA Contractor Main Electric Construction Inc., and their IBEW 714 craftsmen are building it.

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2016 Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure

Monday, October 10th, 2016
2016 Report Card for Tennessee

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE) TENNESSEE CHAPTER Executive Summary Tennessee, the “Volunteer State,” the “Country Music Capital of the World,” boasts the official slogan, “Tennessee – America at Its Best.” Already, Tennessee has been named “Best place to move to.” What would it take for Tennessee to be known as the “Home of America’s […]

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2016 Report Card for Florida’s Infrastructure

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Florida state classifications of sandy shorelines

Florida’s economy relies heavily on its beaches, the state’s “invisible” coastal infrastructure that protects Florida’s communities. Most of the public view beaches as places where they can participate in outdoor recreational activities. Florida beaches represent its leading tourist destination with about 810 million “day visits” to its beaches annually. This number more than double the number of “day visits” made annually to all U.S. National Parks combined.

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Utah DOT: Talking Orange – Aeronautics Division

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Utah DOT: Talking Orange – Aeronautics Division

We visit the Salt Lake International Airport where the Utah Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics is headquartered. Director Pat Morley explains what they do and why it’s so important to UDOT’s mission of innovating transportation solutions that strengthen Utah’s economy and enhance quality of life.

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Washington, DC: Reagan National Airport Celebrates 75 Years

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Washington, DC: Reagan National Airport Celebrates 75 Years

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is celebrating 75 years of service to the nation’s capital.

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Water Efficiency Management Strategies for Airports

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Exhibit 1. Types of facilities and end uses.

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
As major consumers of water, airports have an obligation to be responsible environmental stewards in the community by increasing the efficiency of their water use and decreasing the amount of energy they spend to heat and pump that water. These changes can lower airports’ costs, improving the financial as well as the environmental sustainability of their operations.

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A Policymaker’s Guide to Digital Infrastructure

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Table 1: Typology of Transportation Infrastructure

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOUNDATION (ITIF)
Infrastructure has always been important to nations’ economic growth and success, but the infrastructure needed for today’s economy is rapidly changing with advances in information and communications technology (ICT). This new infrastructure—some of it hybrid infrastructure that integrates both physical and digital aspects, some of it pure digital infrastructure—is critical to delivering the next wave of innovation and economic growth to all but the very poorest of nations.

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ACEC 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winner: San Francisco Air Traffic Control Tower

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
ACEC 2016 Engineering Excellence Award Winner: San Francisco Air Traffic Control Tower

WASHINGTON, D.C. — San Francisco International Airport’s gleaming new air traffic control tower has won the 2016 “Grand Conceptor” Award signifying the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement in the 49th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards—a national juried competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

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