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State Transportation Statistics 2015

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Table 1-1: Public Road Length, Miles by Functional System: 2013

The State Transportation Statistics 2015 report contains comprehensive, quantitative data on the following topics: Infrastructure; Safety; Freight Transportation; Passenger Travel; Registered Vehicles and Vehicle-Miles Traveled; Economy and Finance; Energy and Environment

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Seattle, WA: How Do You Do…Sound Transit To & From the Airport?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Seattle, WA: How Do You Do…Sound Transit To & From the Airport?

Animation – The basics on riding Link light rail to and from the airport including finding the station, buying a ticket, ORCA cards and more.

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Reducing International Aviation and Maritime Emissions

Monday, September 28th, 2015
Figure 1: CO2 emission trends from international aviation, 2005 to 2050

The negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) cover the vast majority of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but two significant sources of rapidly growing emissions need to be addressed primarily outside the UNFCCC: international aviation and international shipping. Due to their trans-boundary character, international cooperation is urgently needed to stem that growth and to seize opportunities for cost-effective emissions reduction.

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Next Generation Air Transport: Improved Risk Analysis Could Bring Success

Friday, September 11th, 2015
Figure 1: Flight Profile in the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Environment Envisioned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Aviation industry stakeholders GAO interviewed described various factors that may affect the interoperability of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen)—a complex, long-term initiative to modernize the U.S. air-traffic management (ATM) system—with other countries’ ATM modernization efforts. Interoperability allows different ATM systems and procedures to accept and use each other’s information and services for technical or operational purposes…GAO recommends that FAA conduct a comprehensive assessment of risks to NextGen’s global interoperability and identify how this information will be used to mitigate risks and prioritize resources. In responding to a draft of the report, FAA agreed with the recommendations and discussed some of its ongoing risk assessment activities.

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Plattsburgh, NY: Airport Construction Time Lapse

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Plattsburgh, NY: Airport Construction Time Lapse

Plattsburgh International Airport is currently undergoing a $55 Million Dollar expansion. The airport will remain operational during the expected 2 year construction project. Travelers are reminded to plan accordingly, allowing extra travel time for arrival at the airport.

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Leveraging Connectivity Opportunities Around Bob Hope Airport

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Bob Hope Airport Projects


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Airport Finance: Information on Funding Sources and Planned Capital Development

Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Figure 1: Categories and Numbers of U.S. Airports (as of September 2014)

Airports’ planned capital development costs for fiscal years 2015 through 2019 are estimated at $13 billion annually (in 2013 dollars). Larger airports account for 65 percent of the planned development. For AIP-eligible projects, the largest shares of planned development costs are for projects to reconstruct facilities ($2.2 billion), meet the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) airport design standards ($2.1 billion), and enhance airfield capacity ($977 million).

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America’s Infrastructure is Key to Good Jobs, Economic Security and Quality of Life

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

Written by Richard L. Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO
Previous generations built an American infrastructure that was the envy of the world. Since then, we’ve been coasting on the wise investments made decades ago. Now it’s our turn to step up and rebuild that foundation so future generations can have the same opportunities we had…The path forward is not easy or pain free. There are no silver bullets, and ignoring our problems will not make them go away. Yet, while legislators wrestle with responsibly funding the necessary investments, the cost of inaction continues to rise.

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Reducing Airport Wait Times: Automated Customs Kiosks

Monday, April 6th, 2015
Table 1: JFK All Terminals

Automated Customs kiosks have dramatically reduced wait times for arriving international passengers at both JFK and Newark Liberty airports, the busiest international arrivals airports in the country, according to a new study today by the Global Gateway Alliance.

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Record Airline Traffic In 2014

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Passengers on All Scheduled U.S.-Based Flights, Domestic and International, 2003-2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 848.1 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2014, 2.5 percent more than in 2013 and 1.2 percent more than the previous record-high of 838.4 million reached in 2007.

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