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Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report (2019)

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Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report 27 For each of the following airport classifications, check marks provide a weighting based on how often the issue was mentioned and how important stakeholders viewed the issue to that class of airports (from  being important to  being most important). Additional feedback was included from the 11-02/Task 33 Project Panel. C1 Strategic Theme 1: Landside Connectivity Table C.1: Landside Connectivity Issues and Research Ideas Issue/Research Ideas Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments Issue 1: On-Airport Ground Transportation Movement Moving people around the airport campus     Some concern with physical security of airside access at GA airports. APMs     Some concern that APMs are yesterday's technology Transportation centers/remote terminals/auxiliary curbs     Landside operations control     Operational staffing     Some political limitations on using contractors Use of technologies, including "vectoring"     Cooperation with other transportation agencies     Trepidation, but concern that airports perceived as dumping traffic into community. Airports need coordination on emission inventories with state agencies as well. Issue 2: First to Last Mile Strategies – Managing How Customers Reach the Airport Mode share trends     Challenges of forecasting future airport access modal splits     Great uncertainty C Research Ideas Database

Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report 28 Issue/Research Ideas Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments How can airports drive demand into more sustainable modes?     Combination of HOV, transit Gateway constraints     Where mentioned, major concern HOV strategies     Where mentioned, major concern Congestion management     TDM     Once issue was raised, airport staff were interested in reference to employees Multi-jurisdictional surface transportation governance and regional connectivity     Uncertainty about what governance bodies would be Issue 3: Parking Planning and Inventory Management Capacity planning     Uncertainty of forecasting future parking demand     Smaller airports more concerned about revenue, most larger airports concerned about congestion Hedging bets by building parking garages for multi- purposes     Both for multiple ground transportation uses and for potential offices, other uses Capacity service initiatives     Wayfinding     Reservation systems (pre- booking)     Airport revenue     Challenge of off-airport parking operators competing against on-airport parking and providing capacity that land- constrained airports find challenging     Product development (i.e., valet, "park and go" lots)     Parking discounting and yield forecasting     Source: Steer assembled (2018)

Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report 29 C2 Strategic Theme 2: Airside and Terminal Planning Table C.2: Airside and Terminal Planning Issues and Research Ideas Issue/Research Ideas Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments Issue 1: Environmental Impacts – Air Quality, Noise, and the Impact of Climate Change Environmental review process     Aligning long-term planning exercises with short-term policy foresight     Impact of climate change on project planning and review     At some coastal airports, very important and top of mind. Also, impact of hotter temperatures on reduced aircraft payloads (problems at PHX and MEM, others?) Airports contribution to and impact to environment/climate change     Localized and global impact on climate from aviation activity     Issue 2: Inclusive Planning with New Business and Policy Developments for Airports Safety issues raised     Runway incursions     FAA RIM program may affect all sizes of airports. FOD (systems for detecting)     Drones     Lots of interest for maintenance, security, etc. Spaceports operations/impact on airports' airspace     Localized SMS and management standards and application of management standards applied to third-party operators/ vendors on the airfield     Terminal planning with use of technology and shrinking of public areas     Smart building design to maximize space and efficiency in terminals     Identified in the Thought Leaders Forum.

Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report 30 Issue/Research Ideas Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments Use of beacons and other tracking and passenger guidance technologies     Cited for new terminal developments. Ways to manage changing security and facilitation standards     Connectivity of concourses     Localized Biometrics and impacts to airport operations and service delivery     Impact of new technology on airport jobs     Identified in the Thought Leaders Forum. Improved Passenger Amenities, Walking Distances, Disabled Access Improvements     Issue 3: Evolution of Air Traffic Management Airport Collaborative Decision Making     Increase use of airport hardstands and remote parking positions     Remote Air Traffic Towers and Technologies     Additional safety and IFR capacity for airports     Major concern at slot constrained airports Value to small airports     Use for larger airports, addressing "blind spots"     Localized Source: Steer assembled (2018) C3 Strategic Theme 3: Air Service Management Table C.3: Air Service Management Issues and Research Ideas Issue/Research Idea Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments Issue 1: Congestion Management Maximizing the Airport's Assets    

Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report 31 Issue/Research Idea Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments Issue 2: Airline Business Models and Their Impacts on Air Service Interlining, JVs    Cargo    Fleet Evolution    Pilot Shortage    Part 135 Operators    Self-Connecting Passengers    Issue 3: Air Service to Smaller Markets Decline of connectivity    Connectivity cited as serious as air passenger levels for small airports Industry consolidation    Up gauging    The Impacts of the Retirement of 50-seat regional aircraft    Incentives, and what value are origin and destination flights to airports that are not hubs?    EAS    Cited equally as positive and negative, depending if airport had service or competed with it (none of the EAS airports are small hubs. Most are GA or non-hub primary airports). Source: Steer assembled (2018) C4 Strategic Theme 4: Airport Business Models Table C.4: Airport Business Models Issues and Research Ideas Issues/Research Ideas Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments Issue 1: Airport Financing VFM     Developing a P3 and financing handbook    

Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report 32 Issues/Research Ideas Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments Issue 2: Airport Management How are use and lease agreements evolving?     Fixed-base operator management     Increase of scrutiny by GA of airport pricing and access     Raised by American Association of Airport Executives and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Handbook of new models of management     Opportunity of airports to use their proprietor exemption to exclusively operate FBOs     Raised by American Association of Airport Executives and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Flow management     Aligning ground transportation, terminal and airfield constraints (supply) with customer (passenger and airline) movements     Identifying bottlenecks to allow seamless movement and future growth     Should airports exercise more innovative pricing and incentives to manage terminal and groundside movements (given tighter airfield regulation)?     Emerging technology and potential impacts on revenue (remote ATCs, UAS, wayfinding apps, BIM, etc.)     Source: Steer assembled (2018)

Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report 33 C5 Strategic Theme 5: Governance and Community Engagement Table C.5: Governance and Community Engagement Issues and Research Ideas Issues/Research Ideas Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments Issue 1: Airports Are Increasingly Multi-Jurisdictional With changes in ground transportation (see above), airports are being pushed into leading and participating in regional transportation planning and operations.     How can airports reduce the externalities from ground transportation?     Issue 2: The Impact of Increasing Commercialization on Airport Governance P3s potentially tie up assets for decades, removing control and perceptions of control from policymakers (especially in airports operated with boards that are traditionally more political) and for succeeding airport managers. How should these issues be managed?     In what ways might these developments shift the ways in which airports work with neighboring jurisdictions and communities?     Issue 3: Community Relations How are community expectations shifting as airports grow and commercialize?     How are methods of engagement shifting?     Does the perceived value and economic impact of the airport change with private operation and the use of P3s?     Does the perceived value and economic impact of the airport change with private operation and the use of P3s? How are these handled and measured in other countries?    

Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report 34 Issues/Research Ideas Large Hubs Medium Hubs Small Hubs GA Airports Comments How does the community’s role change, as airports and parts of airports are shifted from public to private management?     How are passenger’s amenities protected when an airport assigns operations of a facility to a third party (P3)?     Source: Steer assembled (2018)

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Major technological and security changes in the aviation industry over the past 20 years have forced airport leaders and aviation stakeholders to think of new research ideas that will improve the planning and development of policies and new models that foster growth of air service, incorporate new airport and customer technology, revise airport business models, and better interact with neighboring communities.

ACRP (Airport Cooperative Research Program) Web-Only Document 39: Policy and Planning Issues Roadmap Report is one of several Research Roadmap Reports that the ACRP commissioned to generate the research ideas that will help airports solve common problems, learn about new technologies, and assess innovations in services and operations.

Planning and policy together represent one of 10 identified categories of research that directly involves and benefits the airport industry. Policy and planning issues are especially sensitive to developments in the aviation industry. For example, airport boards and executives may adopt new commercial strategies to raise additional airport revenues (an internal decision), while the FAA may change the criteria or funding levels for airport programs (an external decision).

These Research Roadmaps augment the continuous ACRP solicitation process to airport industry practitioners for research ideas and problem statements.

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