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Cost of public projects is rising, and pain will be felt for years
The New York Times
States and cities across the nation are starting to learn what Wall Street already knows: the days of easy money are coming to an end. Interest rates have been inching up everywhere, sending America's vast market for municipal bonds, a crucial source of financing for roads, bridges, schools and more, into its steepest decline since the dark days of the financial crisis in 2008.
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DOMESTIC AIRPORT NEWS


Anthony Foxx confirmed unanimously as US Secretary of Transportation
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
After a remarkably smooth and uncontentious process, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has just been confirmed by the full Senate as the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Not a single senator voted against — or even abstained from — his confirmation.
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US airports face increasing threat from rising seas
Climate Central
When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City on Oct. 29, 2012, the dark waters of Flushing Bay poured over the edges of LaGuardia Airport, flooding parts of the facility's 7,000-foot long east-west runway, and damaging lighting and navigation systems.
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FAA's runway safety program increases outreach
AIN Online
Most of the resources to reduce runway incursions are already in place, according to the FAA's group manager for runway safety, Jim Krieger, who believes the problem is well understood by pilots, controllers, airport managers and airport vehicle drivers.
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GAO report: Philadelphia could lose role as air hub
The Philadelphia Inquirer
A government report suggests that New York City could edge out Philadelphia as a major hub and international gateway in the pending merger between US Airways Group and American Airlines. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says the combined carrier would have five East Coast hubs, "and one could logically think that's too many," its author, Gerald Dillingham, said in an interview.
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Op-Ed: More airport terminal gates = More Queens, NY, jobs
The Queens Courier
In late May, Delta Airlines officially opened nine more gates at JFK's Terminal 4. This is great news for the borough of Queens, N.Y., and their on-going efforts to create, retain and attract jobs.
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Diminished Memphis airport scraps high-speed baggage scan
The Commercial Appeal
Memphis International Airport is scrapping a high-speed baggage screening system because of diminished passenger traffic volumes at the soon-to-be-former Delta Air Lines hub.
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Self-boarding and self-service airport security: Coming soon
Smarter Travel
In the future, flyers will speed through check-in and airport security with the tap of a smartphone. The technology exists. And the next step — the process of implementation at U.S. airports — has already begun.
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Airport disputes EPA lead air study findings
Flying Magazine
Pilots at a California airport that flunked an Environmental Protection Agency lead air-quality test are crying foul. The EPA recently released results of a study of airborne lead at 17 airports around the country where monitors were placed to measure air quality in public areas.
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Learn how airports can accommodate the growing desire for self-service while eliminating passenger pain points by engaging passengers in the process from check-in to boarding.
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DFW Airport board meets in closed session on CEO search
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Dallas/Fort Worth Airport board recently met in executive session to discuss the search process to select a successor to retiring chief executive Jeff Fegan.
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEWS


Singin' in the rain
The Economist
News of new aircraft, orders and technology rained from the sky at the Paris Air Show, where a bumper crowd of producers and customers dodged a real downpour with mingled curses and exhilaration.
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Dubai May airport passenger traffic up 19 percent from a year ago
Reuters
Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport climbed 18.9 percent from a year earlier in May, airport authorities said.
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Warsaw's second airport opens back up on July 2
Thenews.pl
Poland's Civil Aviation Office (ULC) has given permission for Warsaw Modlin Airport to resume flights, after six months out of business due to runway repairs.
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Airport Authority of India plans to build airport in Guntur
The Economic Times
The Airport Authority of India is planning to set up a greenfield airport at Guntur, India, the hub of flourishing tobacco, cotton and chilly trade, an official said.

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Repairing and Maintaining Airport Parking Structures While in Use
ACRP
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 47: Repairing and Maintaining Airport Parking Structures While in Use provides information on developing and implementing successful maintenance and repair strategies for in-use airport parking structures that involve the least impact on the airport patrons, revenue stream, and facility operations.

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10 US airports you're likely to breeze through
USA TODAY
For a traveler to breeze through any major airport, plenty of stars have to align. Security waits need to be short, terminals easy to navigate, intra-airport transportation abundant, and flights punctual.

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ACC NEWS


ACC Planning Committee gets an update from FAA on the Airport Master Plans AC update
ACC
On June 5, the ACC Planning Committee had a conference call with Danielle Rinsler, Jeffrey Breeden, Janelle Barrileaux and Ralph Thompson from the FAA to discuss the process to update the FAA AC 150/5070-6B on Airport Master Plans. The FAA discussed a two-pronged process, with the initial phase seeking to implement provisions from the new FAA authorization bill and recycling guidance for airports, while the second phase will include a more extensive update of the Master Planning AC. A select group of ACC volunteers will review the draft short-term changes before it is publicly out for industry review. Learn more about the ongoing AC Updates during planning and engineering track sessions at the ACC Summer Workshop Series in July.
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ACC welcomes new member
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Jacobsen/Daniels Associates specializes in planning and implementation support for airports, rental cars and airlines. JDA brings years of experience in airport master planning, strategic planning, program implementation and environmental planning at airports throughout the country. JDA is SBA 8(a) certified and a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in 28 states.

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FAA/TSA/ACRP NEWS


Conducting Airport Peer Reviews
ACRP
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 46: Conducting Airport Peer Reviews explores the range of peer review approaches being used by airport sponsors, identifies similar efforts outside the airport industry, and documents both effective practices and challenges in conducting peer review activities.
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