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Implementation Guidelines 69 Property negotiations, executed lease agreement or transfer of ownership, and occupancy date. Conduct of environmental studies and related approvals. Zoning changes. Permits and other approvals from outside parties. Facility development and provision of mitigation: design, construction, and opening of the terminal, parking, and access; mitigation to prepare property; and mitigation related to project impacts. Transportation link development: acquisition of and preparation of vehicles, hiring/training of personnel, fare-collection technology, or competitive bidding process for third-party operator or concession agreement. Development and execution of advertising and public-relations plan: Advertising and public information to launch service, which should begin at least 2 months prior to opening day; Ongoing advertising; and Provision of a telephone information line and online information. Coordination with other transportation agencies. Develop plan for opening day including invitations for guests and media, where event will be located, who will speak, security, and how to attract passengers for terminal use during the event. Signage plan and installation for offsite terminal, access points in the vicinity of the terminal, highway exits, and wayfinding at airport. Security plan. Establishment of internal accounting and reporting procedures. Transportation Link Work tasks related to introducing the transportation link include the following. Items will be added and subtracted to this list, depending on the project: Determination of how transportation link arrivals and departures on airport curbs impact curb operations. Fare-collection method for offsite terminal and airport terminals: Machines and/or agents and Cash, credit cards, and tie-in to transit system. Staging area for buses at offsite terminal (facility issue). Restrooms for bus drivers (facility issue). Determination of whether luggage porters are necessary to assist with loading and unloading baggage. Prepare bus operation: If self-operated, Hire and train staff, Acquire or lease vehicles, Prepare vehicles and conduct test runs of routing, and Develop alternative routings for congested periods and emergency situations. If operated by a third-party or concession, Develop solicitation materials, Include items listed above for self-operation and conduct solicitation, and Establish service start date of transportation link, which will be determined by the bid- ding and selection process.