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July 2, 2009
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Program Termination Cuts Airport Revenue
from USA Today
Airports that have collected rent and a share of revenue from Verified Identity Pass, which operated Registered Traveler program Clear until last Monday, will have to scratch that income from their future budgets. More

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Domestic Airport News

Two Massachusetts Airports Get Federal Stimulus Money
from The Boston Globe
Two Massachusetts airports are receiving federal funds to improve their runways as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Federal Aviation Administration is giving the Massachusetts Port Authority $5.3 million to reconstruct Runway 9-27 at Logan International Airport; and the Westfield-Barnes Airport will get $503,000 for Runway 2-20. More

Airport Closing Too Expensive
from The Star Beacon
The Ashtabula County Airport Authority voted unanimously Monday afternoon to rescind an earlier resolution that would have closed the airport today. The authority, citing mounting debt and a sour economy that has reduced revenues, last month voted to close the airport today if help was not forthcoming. More

New Terminal Construction at Kalamazoo Airport
from WWMT
A big project to build a new terminal is underway at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. The project has been in the works for years, and when complete, the new terminal will have an expanded security check point, covered passenger boarding, and an expanded baggage claim area. More

International Airport News

$4.4b to Upgrade Airport
from The Straits Times
South Korea plans to invest 4 trillion won (S$4.4 billion) by 2015 to expand Incheon International Airport, the country's land ministry said yesterday. It said the aim is to turn Incheon, voted by travelers as the best airport in the world this year in one survey, into a hub for North-east Asia. More

Japan Airport Starts Tricycle Patrols
from BBC News
One of Japan's major airports has introduced single seat electric tricycles that will be used to patrol the airport halls and information desks. The tricycles, developed by Toyota, can operate at a top speed of 15 kilometers per hour. More

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ACC Briefs Industry Group on Airport Project Streamlining
ACC Vice President T.J. Schulz was invited to brief the Washington DC Women in Transportation (WTS) organization on federal aviation program initiatives that streamline transportation project delivery. Schulz discussed environmental streamlining provisions in FAA authorization bills, the use of alternative project delivery methods for airport projects, and Public-Private Partnerships and privatization efforts. Other participants included senior staff from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

Summer AirportConsulting Now Online
The 2009 summer edition of AirportConsulting features articles on terminal and airside planning trends, along with advice to consultants on helping airports mitigate wildlife strikes. More

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Babbitt Testifies on Stimulus Spending
from FAA
Administrator J. Randolph Babbitt testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure concerning Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More

ACRP Releases Report on ARFF Standards
from ACRP
ACRP released How Proposed ARFF Standards Would Impact Airports, which is available online as an ACRP Web-Only Document. More

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