Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Role of Airports: Your Opinions are Valued

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) project, Aligning Community Expectations with Airport Roles, is currently underway, and the project team is looking for your input.

The objective of this project is to develop a handbook that airport managers can use to explain, demonstrate, and facilitate discussions about the roles that general aviation and commercial service airports play in our communities. The project will address common “disconnects” between community expectations and the realities faced by airport management, to help reduce controversies.

This study will:

  • Identify the “Top 10” most significant issues that arise as a result of confusion over the various roles played by airports (as opposed to the roles played by airlines and other entities).
  • Develop a Handbook to describe best practices for communicating the diverse roles of the airport to the general public, elected officials, and the business community.
  • Enhance the Handbook with a user-friendly database that incorporates supporting information and resources.     
  • Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
  • Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Members of the APA Economic Development Division are invited to join the conversation in a one-hour teleconference which will provide valuable input to the project’s research.
Space is limited. To participate, complete the brief survey to provide your contact information to the research team.

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators. Mead & Hunt, Inc. is a nationally recognized aviation consulting firm leading this research team. Learn more.