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House pulls CR amid GOP division
A stopgap spending bill to avert a shutdown at the end of this month was pulled from the House schedule because of continued Republican divisions over how far to go to challenge President Barack Obama on healthcare reform.
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TSA taking some of the hassle out of airport security lines
The Washington Post
More than a quarter of U.S. fliers can expect speedier passage through airport checkpoints — shoes and coats on, laptop computers untouched — by year's end under a program announced by the Transportation Security Administration.
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Ian Putzger discovers than an ever-increasing number of North American airports are warming up to the benefits of rail links. It may be wrong to describe it as a trend, but the number of rail projects underway in North America right now does appear to show that its airports are finally waking up to the advantages of getting train links.
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Napolitano warns of longer airport lines if spending is cut
Janet Napolitano, the secretary of Homeland Security, warns that travelers should brace for more airport delays if Congress continues cutting spending. "You always hear that line: you need to do more with less," Napolitano told USA TODAY's Susan Page. "But sometimes you're at the point where you can only do less with less."
Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.
Improved condition assessment methods could better inform maintenance decisions and capital-planning efforts
According to data provided by FAA and the General Services Administration, federally maintained facilities FAA occupies are generally in fair to good condition. FAA assesses the condition of staffed facilities in several ways, including direct inspections.
Passenger traffic posts moderate gains of 2 percent for the month of July
Airports Council International
Growth rates have fallen across the world to more modest levels for the month of July as compared to previous months. While the Asia-Pacific region leads global growth in passenger traffic at +5.9 percent year-over-year, overall global growth is at +2.2 percent. The world's top 20 busiest airports in terms of passenger traffic achieved growth of 1.6 percent for the month of July, while the world's two busiest airports experienced declines in passenger traffic.
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If AA-US Air merger fails, rivals 'will clean their clocks'
The Justice Department's efforts to block the American-US Airways merger could hamstring those airlines' efforts to compete on lucrative international routes. That's according to Reuters, which says the Justice suit focused on domestic overlap between American and US Airways but "overlooked the fiercest arena of airline competition these days: long-haul international flights that are vital to airlines' financial success."
Bomb-detecting lasers could speed up airport security
Airport security checkpoints are the bane of every traveler's existence. Not only do we have to stand in long lines, take off our shoes, and travel with ridiculously tiny amounts of liquid, but we also occasionally have to go through the intrusion and embarrassment of a full body pat-down or be scanned by machines that see us in our underwear. Fortunately, help is on the way.
Colorado Springs Airport will flourish by lowering prices
A committee that's trying to reinvigorate the Colorado Springs Airport is on the right track, based on a Sept. 3 story in the New York Times about another medium-sized airport in shadows of a giant.
Firefighters protest city's proposal to cut airport fire protection
Pensacola News Journal
About two dozen city firefighters lined 12th Avenue along Airport Boulevard this afternoon in protest of cost-saving measures proposed by the city. Firefighters from stations across the city donned Local 707 T-shirts and signs asking passing motorists to "Honk for Firefighters" and "Call the Mayor."
Dallas believes Love Field airport is taking right steps to revamp image as bad neighbor
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas Love Field has spent the past year trying to make nice with its neighbors after the city admitted last October that the airport was "the worst house on the block." Recently, the city's aviation director gave the City Council's Transportation and Trinity River Committee a peek at how Love Field intends to accomplish that.
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Atlanta airport celebrates its first Airbus A380 route
The world's busiest airport now has regular service on the world's biggest commercial passenger plane. That's after Korean Air inaugurated A380 service between Atlanta and Seoul on its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets.
Hawaii to get more than $23 million in federal funding for airports, bus transit
Pacific Business News
Hawaii will receive more than $23 million in federal transportation funding for airports statewide and bus transit on the Neighbor Islands, including $10.5 million for rehabilitating the runway at Honolulu International Airport, members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation said.
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Iraq closes airport in second largest city, no explanation
Iraq closed the international airport in its second largest city Mosul, grounding all flights without giving any explanation, air industry and security sources said. The closure affects flights to and from Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, as well as daily internal flights between the northern city and the capital.
China to build 7th airport in Tibet, start operations of the 6th
China will start operations at a newly constructed airport in Kardze in Tibet's Sichuan province from Sept. 16, 2012. The world's highest civilian airport will, officials said, "drastically cut the travel time between the county and the provincial capital of Chengdu from two days by bus to 65 minutes by air", according to the Kardze tourism bureau.
Stockholm Airport uses a food truck for hands-on restaurant marketing
Airport food is something most flyers eat out of necessity, not choice. But Stockholm Arlanda Airport hopes to change that with its new marketing project. After improving airport meal options for the last year, Arlanda introduced Arlanda Food Trucks & Co to bring the best meals directly to Stockholm, Sweden, residents inside the city.
Airlines want twin airport system in Manila
Local and foreign airlines are pushing for a twin airport system for both Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and the Clark International Airport in Pampanga. The Airline Operators Council (AOC) backed the government's move to develop the Clark International Airport, as the NAIA remains to be heavily congested,
Jakarta's over-crowded airport signals growth challenges in Indonesia
Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport, Southeast Asia's busiest, couldn't offer Lion Group the space it needed to build a new airplane maintenance facility. Instead, the company ended up picking a site near Singapore.
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Transportation Research Board
This circular is an update to Transportation Research Circular 494: Durability of Concrete, published in 1999. This publication is intended to provide the latest information for consideration by practitioners on producing durable concrete for transportation structures and pavements. Considering the number of facilities that have required repairs and reconstruction before reaching their intended service life, as well as the cost of the rehabilitation and the inconveniences to the traveling public, the importance of constructing long-lasting bridges and pavements continues to capture national attention and remains a high-priority item
Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 91: Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft offers guidance for mitigating the risk of disease spread via droplet, airborne, and contact at airports and aboard aircraft.
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