The subject matter of this paper is the role of the airport in a society which is becoming more concerned each day with protecting its environment. Airports and their value to the community is discussed in the first part of the paper. Here the value of the airport to a geographic area is explored and the economic input of the airport in various communities is reviewed. Secondly, the airport as a community liability is explored. The major emphasis here is the effect of noise pollution on the community. Thirdly, noise reduction efforts are reviewed. Reduction efforts are looked at from a technological, operational and legal aspect. Current airport-community environmental situations are reviewed in the fourth part. Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Miami, New York, St. Louis, Kansas City and Dallas-Forth Worth are cities which are currently involved in airport development. The final part of the paper makes some comments on what can be done to help commuters enjoy the benefits of an airport and at the same time not see a vast amount of environmental destruction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Lynagh, P M
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Accession Number: 00155744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM