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54 Aircraft Noise: A Toolkit for Managing Community Expectations International Airport's Kids Club by staying in touch and visiting their website. The website includes multiple sections including: History, Safety, Watch Us Grow, The Airport and the Envi- ronment, Careers in Aviation, Activities & Events, and the Kids Club. The Airport and the Envi- ronment page includes a section on Airplane Noise (for kids). Information includes: What is noise? What are noise operations monitoring systems? Just what is a flight track? What is an air traffic controller? What are noise monitors? Colorado DOT (CDOT) "Virtual Open House". (116) 4-130 For the West Vail Pass Environmental Assessment Process the Colorado DOT (CDOT) offered a "Virtual Open House". For citizens not able to attend the scheduled open houses, an on-line version of each meeting was held approximately one week later. The "Virtual Open House" is a live, on-line meeting that gives participants the opportunity to review the meet- ing materials displayed at the open houses and ask questions of the study team in real-time. Each "Virtual Open House" is recorded and available for playback on the website. Advanced Technology Demonstrations Description. Visualization software offer promise for creating engaging images for presen- tations or websites. Lessons for Airport Managers. When a new project is proposed, people begin to imagine how their community might be changed. People may react differently to a proposal when they can visualize it. Today's public is aware and often expect the use of technical advances that make it possible to visualize a new project or its effects before it is built. However, use of these tools also can send the wrong message to the public if used too early in the design process. The finished look of technology may imply that all decisions have been made without public input. Example Best Practices. The following advanced technology demonstrations were chosen as best practice examples: FHWA Visualization in Planning website. (117) 4-131 FHWA's Visualization in Planning website includes noteworthy practices and innovative uses of visualization for transportation planning. Through visual imagery, the complex character of proposed transportation plans, policies, and programs can be portrayed at appropriate scales--state, region, local area, project architecture, etc., and from different points of view. "The effective presentation of projects' impacts to the public has become an increasingly essential part of the planning and design of transportation" (110, website home- page) systems. Examples of visualization techniques include sketches, drawings, artist renderings, physi- cal models and maps, simulated photos, videos, computer modeled images, interactive GIS systems, GIS based scenario planning tools, photo manipulation, and computer simulation. Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Best Practices for Public Involvement in Trans- portation Projects. (118) 4-132 This paper recommends the following as best practice examples of advanced technology demonstrations for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Best Practices for Public Involvement in Transportation Projects: HighRoad, by Creative Engineering, Australia, allows designers with minimal technical exper- tise to create 3-D animation visualizations of designs. See