The ability to meet the growing demand for air transportation facilities will depend on complex, often lengthy planning processes. These planning efforts will require sensitive responses to a number of significant public issues. This article summarizes these issues and indicates that aviation development will involve problems as well as opportunities for the community at large. Suggestions are also made as to the nature of those planning responses necessary to insure the appropriate and timely development of air transportation families. For the successful planning of airports, land use and transportation planning must be integrated into a single process. The interrelated issues should be studied concurrently within a common orginational framework. Both new commercial jetports and smaller general aviation airports can be planned in the context of broader planning objectives. The possibilities are mentioned of multiple-use planning as a form of compensatory action, in which negative impacts on given groups are balanced by other advantages. The need is also indicated for keeping the public fully informed about plans and programs from initial location selection to final engineering design.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 267-286
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM