Synthesize aspects of airport characteristics that can influence the planning, design, and construction of roads and highways and provide instructive considerations for each.
Policy and Planning
This research topic area is very large in scope. It includes subtopics that cover the entire industry, such as strategic planning, and others that focus narrowly on specific planning aspects of individual airport systems or types of projects. The subtopics associated with policy and planning generally include physical infrastructure, economic development and fiscal management, planning, and public relations/communications.
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Many airports have air traffic control tower (ATCT) facilities that were constructed more than 50 years ago and despite renovation and rehabilitation efforts, they are reaching the end of their useful life. Some do not meet updated FAA siting and design criteria, and other state-of-art practices. NATCA conducted a survey in 10 years ago (2007) that indicated over two-thirds of the ATCTs were rated as having fair to poor ...more »