Support for InfrastructureUSA.org
has been provided by these organizations and individuals:

John Hennessy III,
P.E.

Posts Tagged ‘airports’

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.

View this complete post...

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.

View this complete post...

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.

View this complete post...

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.

View this complete post...

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.

View this complete post...

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

View this complete post...

Our Living, Breathing Airports: Jeffrey Milstein’s “Flying”

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Jeffrey Milstein: John F. Kennedy International Airport

New York photographer Jeffrey Milstein has been featured in dozens of exhibitions around the country, and is perhaps best known for his work highlighting the “complexity and beauty of modern technology” through large-scale photographs of a wide range of aircraft. Milstein’s “Flying” series turns the camera the other way, focusing instead on the intricate beauty of our nation’s airport infrastructure.

View this complete post...

US Airports: How Delays are Propagated and Magnified

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

INSTITUTE FOR CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PHYSICS AND COMPLEX SYSTEMS
Here we study the performance of an air transportation system in terms of delays. Technical, operational or meteorological issues affecting some flights give rise to primary delays. When operations continue, such delays can propagate, magnify and eventually involve a significant part of the network.

View this complete post...

Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
Infrastructure is the physical framework upon which the U.S. economy operates and the nation’s standard of living depends. Everything depends on this framework, including transporting goods, powering factories, heating and cooling office buildings, and enjoying a glass of clean water.

View this complete post...

Guidebook for Implementing Intelligent Transportation

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM Summary Based on the research and data collected throughout the course of the project, it became evident that there is significant opportunity to enhance the efficiency, safety, and convenience of airport traveler access information through the increased use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies. In the broadest sense, ITS applications encompass […]

View this complete post...

Receive Infra Update, our email newsletter.

Follow InfraUSA on Twitter Facebook YouTube Flickr
Show us your infra! Show us your infra!

Video, stills and tales. Share images of the Infra in your community that demands attention. Post your ideas about national Infra issues. Go ahead. Show Us Your Infra!  Upload and instantly share your message.

Polls Polls

Is the administration moving fast enough on Infra issues? Are Americans prepared to pay more taxes for repairs? Should job creation be the guiding determination? Vote now!

Views

What do the experts think? This is where the nation's public policy organizations, trade associations and think tanks weigh in with analysis on Infra issues. Tell them what you think.  Ask questions.  Share a different view.

Blog

The Infra Blog offers cutting edge perspective on a broad spectrum of Infra topics. Frequent updates and provocative posts highlight hot button topics -- essential ingredients of a national Infra dialogue.