TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 28: Investigating Safety Impacts of Energy Technologies on Airports and Aviation explores physical, visual, and communications systems interference impacts from energy technologies on airports and aviation safety.
The energy technologies that are the focus of this report include the following:
â€¢ solar photovoltaic panels and farms,
â€¢ concentrating solar power plants,
â€¢ wind turbine generators and farms, and
â€¢ traditional power plants.
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 55: Passenger Level of Service and Spatial Planning for Airport Terminals examines passenger perception of level of service related to space allocation in specific areas within airport terminals.
The report evaluates level-of-service standards applied in the terminal planning and design process while testing the continued validity of historic space allocation parameters that have been in use for more than 30 years.
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 53: A Handbook for Addressing Water Resource Issues Affecting Airport Development Planning identifies appropriate responses to a variety of water resource issues affecting airport planning and development.
The handbook includes options for setting up a water resource management program and outlines the steps necessary to implement that program in response to local conditions.
The handbook also presents strategies for including water resource planning and management as part of a broader life-cycle planning and develo
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 26: Current Airport Inspection Practices Regarding FOD (Foreign Object Debris/Damage) details the components of a comprehensive FOD management program, and compiles current practices, techniques, and lists of tools available for use or those currently being used by airports for FOD inspections.
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 52: Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside is designed to provide airports with the tools necessary to help passengers find their way in and around the airport.
The guidelines focus on four areas of the airport: (1) roadwaysâ€"both on-airport, and off-airport access roads; (2) parking; (3) curbside and ground transportation; and (4) terminal.
In addition, the guidelines discuss developing a wayfinding strategy; the use of technology and visual displays; and color, fonts, and size
TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 6: Impacts of Public Policy on the Freight Transportation System describes the numerous ways that government policy decisions can affect the freight system and, in turn, how understanding the differing concerns and priorities of governments is crucial to better consideration of the potential impacts of public policy.
The report identifies current and recent policy issues with potential freight system impacts, evaluates the magnitude of the impacts, and assesses the extent to which the impacts were unexpected.
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 24: Strategies and Financing Opportunities for Airport Environmental Programs summarizes public and private funding opportunities and strategies available to airports to help accomplish their environmental programs and objectives.
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 23: Bird Harassment, Repellent, and Deterrent Techniques for Use on and Near Airports reviews techniques for reducing bird collisions with aircraft and the relative effectiveness of the various techniques.
Learn more about the webinar related to this product, scheduled for October 24, 2011.
TRB's Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) Report 6: Feasibility of a Consolidated Security Credential for Persons Who Transport Hazardous Materials discusses the feasibility of consolidating several existing security credentials, which are necessary under current regulations and policies, into one credential for all transportation modes.
The report evaluates the credentialing system to identify duplicative elements and redundant costs and describes the acquisition process, the application elements, and the physical characteristics for each identified credential.
TRB's Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) Report 3: Guidebook for Conducting Local Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Studies is designed to support risk assessment, emergency response preparedness, resource allocation, and analyses of hazardous commodity flows across jurisdictions.
The guidebook updates the U.S. Department of Transportation's Guidance for Conducting Hazardous Materials Flow Surveys. All modes of transportation, all classes and divisions of hazardous materials, and the effects of seasonality on hazardous materials movements are discussed in the