|Public Sector Aviation: Graduate Research Award Papers, 2017
April 12, 2017
TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2603 consists of 10 papers that explore aviation, including: Enhancing Safety Risk Management with Quantitative Measures Data-Driven Planning for Ground Delay Programs Representative Weather Profiles in Airport Planning Forecasting Airport Building Electricity Demand on the Basis of Flight Schedule Informati...
|Guidebook for Considering Life-Cycle Costs in Airport Asset Procurement
April 10, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 172: Guidebook for Considering Life-Cycle Costs in Airport Asset Procurement explores how other industries use the total cost of ownership (TCO) approach for initial procurement, and how to integrate this into future airport procurement practices. A TCO Tool and five instructional videos on how to use the TCO Tool accompany the r...
|Establishing a Coordinated Local Family Assistance Program for Airports
April 10, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 171: Establishing a Coordinated Local Family Assistance Program for Airports provides guidance to airport personnel when assisting victims and families affected by an aviation disaster. This guidebook incorporates practices for planning an effective response while coordinating with different partners. The guidance is adaptable to...
|Guidebook for Preparing Public Notification Programs at Airports
April 7, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Prorgram (ACRP) Research Report 170: Guidebook for Preparing Public Notification Programs at Airports offers standards and practices to help airport industry practitioners develop and implement effective programs for delivering both routine notifications as well as incident and emergency-related notifications. The guidance provides readers with the ability to ...
|Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Aircraft Accident Response Planning
April 1, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Prorgram (ACRP) Web-Only Document 31: Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Aircraft Accident Response Planning provides guidance to assist airport personnel who seek to engage with accident response stakeholders beyond the boundaries of the airport and outside of those typically engaged for mutual aid agreements in support of the airport. A customizable Aircraf...
|Interpreting the Results of Airport Water Monitoring
March 30, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 166: Interpreting the Results of Airport Water Monitoring provides comprehensive guidance and a set of tools that operators of airports of varying sizes can use to understand, diagnose, and interpret airport water quality. This guidebook addresses water leaving the airport that does not go to an off-site treatment facility. Accom...
|Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas
March 17, 2017
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 50: Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas analyzes aircraft veer-offs, the use of declared distances, the implementation of the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS), and the incorporation of a risk approach for consideration of obstacles in or in the vicinity of the runway safety area (RSA). An interactive risk...
|TR News January-February 2017: The Promises and Risks of Innovation
March 17, 2017
Lessons learned from state innovations is the focus of feature articles in the January-FebruaryTR News. Articles cover information about laws affecting driverless vehicles, the freight project selection process, environmental performance measures, and sharing operations data. The TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practi...
|TR News September-October 2016: Applying Knowledge Management
March 10, 2017
The full edition of TR News 305 is now available. Knowledge management—subject of a recent domestic scan of transportation agencies—is the focus of feature articles in the September–October 2016 TR News. Authors present insights into the multidisciplinary approach that assembles, develops, shares, and applies organizational knowledge to achieve institutional objectives. Articles cover transport...
|Development of a NOx Chemistry Module for EDMS/AEDT to Predict NO2 Concentrations
March 3, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 30: Development of a NOx Chemistry Module for EDMS/AEDT to Predict NO2 Concentrations explores the methods available for predicting NO2 concentrations at airports. The research project includes a final report, preferred method for employing a module, and a computer model code for the preferred method.
|Impacts on Practice: ACRP and Higher Education: Building the Next Generation of Airport Professionals
February 18, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores how educators have incorporated ACRP tools and reports into their curriculum. Professors and students at Kansas State Polytechnic (KSP) University in Salina, Kansas use ACRP reports to provide foundational knowledge about the airport industry, and students find the reports practical resources as they transitio...
|Impacts on Practice: Integrating Airport Research and Decision-making: A Case Study
February 11, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores integrating research into decision-making at Jacksonville Aviation Authority through using reports produced by ACRP. Topics like emergency management, development of cooperative agreements, risk management, safety, communications, and operational efficiency are examined. In particular, the reports' case studie...
|Preemption of Worker-Retention and Labor-Peace Agreements at Airports
February 9, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 31: Preemption of Worker-Retention and Labor-Peace Agreements at Airports serves as an overview of issues related to labor-harmony or labor-peace agreements for airport management personnel and other interested personnel, including airport authority board members or elected officials. These agreements generally require that...
|Guidebook for Selecting Methods to Monitor Airport and Aircraft Deicing Materials
January 27, 2017
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released the second edition of Research Report 72: Guidebook for Selecting Methods to Monitor Airport and Aircraft Deicing Materials. The report provides a step-by-step process for identifying, evaluating, and selecting methods to monitor stormwater that is subject to runoff containing deicing materials. The report addresses identifying the ...
|TR News November-December 2016: Freight Transport in a Low-Carbon World
January 27, 2017
Freight transport in a low-carbon world is the focus of feature articles in the November-December TR News. Articles cover information about shaping the federal aid road act, GIS asset management, cross-asset resource allocation, and long-term performances and life-cycle cost of stormwater management. The TRB 2016 Annual Report is included in this edition of the TR News. The TR News is TRB's bim...
|Guidebook for Developing Ramp Control Facilities
January 17, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 167: Guidebook for Developing Ramp Control Facilities provides guidance to airport operators considering providing ramp control services. An accompanying Ramp Control Decision Support Tool assists users through most considerations before providing ramp control services, including facility requirements, staffing, training, and tec...
|ACRP 2016 Annual Report of Progress
January 14, 2017
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that reflects on the achievements of the past 11 years, as well as ACRP’s strategic outlook of providing responsive, relevant, and innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities within the airport industry.
|Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices: 2017
January 12, 2017
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 26: Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices is a digest of the progress and status of ACRP Project 11-03, Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices.
|TR News July-August 2016: Flight Plans for Aviation Research
January 11, 2017
The full edition of the TR News is now available. The July-August 2016 edition addresses key issues in aviation: the workforce of the future—the needs to be filled and the sources of personnel; addressing the challenges of civil aviation safety; airline consolidation, competition, and the evolution of air service; optimizing cybersecurity for commercial aviation; the operation of unmanned aircr...
|Runway Protection Zones (RPZs) Risk Assessment Tool Users’ Guide
January 9, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 168: Runway Protection Zones (RPZs) Risk Assessment Tool Users’ Guide helps airport operators evaluate the risk of an aircraft accident within an RPZ. Although runway protection zones (RPZs) are supposed to be clear of structures and people, it is still common for activities to occur within an RPZ for many reasons, and these reas...
|Clean Water Act Requirements for Airports
January 1, 2017
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 169: Clean Water Act Requirements for Airports describes the environmental regulations and permitting programs to which airports may be subject in their management of stormwater and other types of water resources. It covers governing federal programs; stormwater discharges associated with industrial activities, construction activ...
|Identifying and Evaluating Airport Workforce Requirements
December 31, 2016
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 28: Identifying and Evaluating Airport Workforce Requirements gathers information that will help identify and evaluate the current and future airport job requirements and associated workforce capacity needs; assess the potential of current airport education, training, and resources to address workforce gaps; and provide a pract...
|Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues Update: 2008–2017
December 30, 2016
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 25: Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues Update: 2008–2017 provides initial information for the 2016–2017 academic year of the Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues (ACRP Project 11-04). The report also includes abstracts for student papers from the 2015–2...
|NextGen for Airports, Volume 3: Resources for Airports
December 18, 2016
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 150: NextGen for Airports, Volume 3: Resources for Airports presents an overview of the many elements of NextGen, in terms and context that are relevant, familiar, and understandable to airport operators. This guide and associated primer broadly address potential airport impacts and include background information so that airport personnel...
|Impacts on Practice: Moving Customers, Cost-Savings and Energy Reduction in the Right Direction
December 7, 2016
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores how Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) used ACRP Report 117 : Airport Escalators and Moving Walkways—Cost-Savings and Energy Reduction Technologies to assist with the decision to install energy-saving variable demand/variable speed motors on the moving walkways and escalators in the airport. MHT al...
|TR News September-October 2016: Developing a Knowledge Management Practice: One State’s Experience
December 2, 2016
A featured article in the September-October 2016 issue of the TR News explores the impacts of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (DOT) shrinking workforce. The article examines how Michigan has been challenged with finding ways to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively, specifically how Michigan DOT's data management has been affected. The TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine fea...
|Impacts on Practice: Using Airfield LED Lighting to Save Energy and Costs
November 26, 2016
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program's latest Impacts on Practice: Using Airfield LED Lighting to Save Energy and Costs explores how New Hampshire’s Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) and King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, Washington used ACRP Synthesis 35: Issues with Use of Airfield LED Light Fixtures to guide the decision to replace ...
|Impacts on Practice: Improving Customer Experience at Airport Restroom Facilities
November 23, 2016
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its latest Impacts on Practice that explores how Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is using ACRP Report 130 : Guidebook for Airport Terminal Restroom Planning and Design to help guide remodeling plans for restrooms at the airport. The report addresses topics like cleanliness and customer safety for passengers; traffic fl...