ACRP Issues Report on Airport Industry Familiarization for Airport Policy Makers

The Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) recently issued Report 58: Airport Industry Familiarization and Training for Part-Time Airport Policy Makers which highlights policy issues affecting airport administrative and operational decisions. The report is designed to provide airport policy leaders and stakeholders, including Commissioners, and policy-related decision makers with a common framework to understand airport administrative and operational requirements in order to assist them in making more informed policy decisions.

ACRP has also produced a primer report of issues affecting the airport industry as well as a customizable orientation program in the form of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. The primer and presentation are designed to assist airports during a typical familiarization and training program for a new policy maker that generally include an orientation briefing about the airport organization, a report of airport issues, and a tour of airport facilities and activities.