The airport industry is very dynamic, due to changes in technology, regulations, and travel behavior. Recognizing this, ACRP has developed a process for systematically reviewing its research products to identify those in need of update. This proposed project would fund a review of ACRP's Policy & Planning products and conduct research to update those most in need of it.
Airport communicable disease response plans (CDRPs) may not be scalable based on differing airport size and resources and do not currently meet the needs of all key partners at Ports of Entry (PoEs)
The "touchless journey" results in significant changes that have been long-coming, but is now on an accelerated path resulting from the pandemic. Depending on the nature of the individual, new (especially technology) solutions bring both satisfaction and fear - all of which bring out a growing need for research and guidance on cultural and social behavioral shifts.
Research is recommended to see how to better capture benefits stemming from proposed projects when conducting BCAs for GA airports.
Airport can support carbon reduction projects that support either aircraft fuel burn reduction or site-related emissions. This revenue could generate funding for airports and shift resources that are going to non-aviation carbon options.
The purpose of this research is to support the airport industry in building a pipeline of talent that will result in skilled, long-tenured airport employees. This will be accomplished through a focus on recruitment and hiring practices that improve awareness of the industry, increase the number of interested and qualified applicants, and focus on increasing diversity and inclusion within the workforce pipeline.
Interstate certification regulations at 49 CFR Part 26.85 intend to reduce the burdens for DBEs to be certified in multiple states. However, the wide differences in implementation among certifiers and the multiplying effect of complying with information requests may actually result in an increased burden; impacting DBE resources and opportunities and USDOT recipients' attainment.