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APPENDIX E Roadway Signing-- Additional Resources The United States Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has addressed roadway signing in two Advisory Circulars. "Standards for Airport Sign Systems"48 states: Roadway Signs. These are signs located on the airfield that are solely intended for vehicle operators. They should conform to the categorical color codes established by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). While this document refers to service vehicles operating on and around the runways and taxiways, it is important to note that even the FAA acknowledges the MUTCD as the ruling document. In addition, FAA Advisory Circular Number 150/5360-12E, dated 9/18/08, "Airport Signing and Graphics"49 makes recommendations regarding airport signing and graphics. This Advisory Circular essentially simply refers users to the 2001 Guideline. For international airports, the Circular advises users to consult the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Document 9636, "International Signs to Provide Guidance to Persons at Airports and Marine Terminals (1995)"50. Most importantly for roadway signing, the FAA Advisory Circular recommends: The preparation and location of signing for terminal related roadways and other thoroughfares should comply with the Federal Highway Administration's "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways." The American Association of State and Highway Officials (AASHTO) also publishes a 3-part series document that is intended to assist state agencies in determining how to best sign state highways for airport facilities. These documents are: Guide Signs, Part I: Guidelines for the Selection of Supplemental Guide Signs for Traffic Generators Adjacent to Freeways, 4th Edition Guide Signs, Part II: Guidelines for Airport Guide Signing Guide Signs, Part III: List of Control Cities for Use in Guide Signs on Interstate Highways Part I of this revised document provides a basis for development of state policies for selection of supplemental guide signs for traffic generators adjacent to freeways, including airports. Part II, on airport guidelines specifically, has been expanded to include all highways. Part III contains the list of approved control cities for purposes of providing directional guidance on the Inter- state Highway System51. This list of cities is to be used for trailblazing purposes on all signs and represents major destinations along the interstate system. 219

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220 Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside In order for airport roadway wayfinding to comply with the MUTCD there is a list of way- finding challenges for airport users that need to be considered. Understanding roadway decision points Airport terminology Message hierarchies and lines of text Regulatory and warning signs Sign spacing and design speeds Sign size, font, and colors Use of symbols and arrows Changeable message signs