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Posts Tagged ‘airports’

Cleared for Take Off: Public Art at Los Angeles International Airport

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Cleared for Take Off: Public Art at Los Angeles International Airport

Go behind the scenes of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX), dynamic and vibrant art program and get a first-look at one of the latest art exhibits – “Gateway to the Sun” by Jamison Carter and Margaret Griffith. In partnership with the LA Department of Cultural Affairs, LAX has curated some of the most breathtaking and iconic art installations. From the towering pylons to the insightful art displays, these visual narratives give a whole new meaning to an airport being a sense of place. Liven up you day and explore them, even if you’re not going anywhere! [VID]: @KCET

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Great American Infrastructure: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Great American Infrastructure: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

What: The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the busiest airport in the world

Where: Ten miles south of Downtown Atlanta

When: ATL first opened its gates in 1925, after leasing property from an abandoned auto racetrack. The first international flight out of Atlanta took place in 1956, and flew to Montreal, Canada.

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Habitat Management to Deter Wildlife at Airports

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Landscaping—Structure: Port of Portland (PDX)

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Efficient and effective wildlife management is a challenging endeavor in any environment, but the safety concerns and human activities at airports add complexities to any management plan. Many species of wildlife in airport environments are potentially hazardous to aircraft operation safety; those most hazardous at a particular airport will depend on the specific location and array of attractants, such as water and certain vegetation, whether naturally occurring or not, on and around airport grounds.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Airport Parking Facilities

Monday, May 12th, 2014
AIRPORTS WITH ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Purchases of EVs are increasing throughout the United States, with the West Coast states accounting for a disproportionately high number of EVs on the road. Research undertaken for this report has shown that at least 37 airports in the United States are providing EV charging stations, most commonly in short-term or long-term parking facilities, and usually with no additional charging fee to customers. None of the airport sponsors interviewed reported the installation process as being particularly onerous, especially if up-front costs were alleviated by grants and if the existing electrical infrastructure was adequate to support the EV charger installation.

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s Limited Progress in Adopting NextGen Provisions

Monday, February 10th, 2014
EXHIBIT C. STATUS OF FAA’S IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TITLE II REQUIREMENTS (AS OF AUGUST 23, 2013)

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a critical infrastructure project that will transform the Nation’s air traffic management from ground-based radar to a satellite-based system with the goals of improving safety, meeting the expected demands for increased capacity, and improving efficiency. It is also FAA’s most complex modernization effort to date and will require multibillion-dollar investments from both the Federal Government and airspace users to successfully implement. However, since its inception a decade ago, FAA’s progress in implementing NextGen has not met the expectations of Congress and industry stakeholders, and key modernization efforts have experienced significant cost increases and schedule delays.

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Understanding Flight Delays

Monday, January 13th, 2014
Figures 1 and 2. Number of Scheduled Flight Operations and Percent of Flight Delays Impacted by Poor Weather, 2004 Through 2012

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
New infrastructure has helped reduce flight delays at many of the Nation’s busiest airports. Since 2000, 20 major airports previously designated by FAA as most critical to improving the capacity and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) have completed substantial runway or taxiway projects that have served to increase capacity or improve traffic flows.

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Renewing and Replacing Airport Terminals

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Rendering of proposed future Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport.

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
As needs change and deterioration occurs, many airport terminals may no longer function as originally intended. Several factors can support the need for redevelopment of a terminal facility…ACRP Report 68: Guidebook for Evaluating Terminal Renewal Versus Replacement Options (2012) is a resource to assist airports in evaluating the costs and benefits associated with renewing or replacing a terminal. The guidebook outlines an objective, four-step process to help identify and assess available options to facilitate informed decision making.

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A New Partnership: Rail Transit and Convention Growth

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
The Rail Cities: Head and Shoulders Above

AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION
As fewer Americans are driving cars and recent generational trends show an exodus from rural areas into cities and suburbs with interconnected transit and walkable alternatives, locations that offer multimodal transportation systems are increasingly popular places to live. However, new historical data analysis proves that these same cities are desirable places to travel to as well.

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How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Many airports are working hard to improve efficiency and to offer a positive passenger experience before and after security checkpoints. Why is this? According to J.D. Power, “Happy passengers are super spenders.” Loyal air passengers and increased revenues to the airport sponsors are among the top priorities for airport management.

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Chicago, IL: NextGen Eases Congested Airspace

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Air traffic controllers are using NextGen procedures to deconflict traffic between airports, and increase flight operations. Learn more:http://www.faa.gov/nextgen

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