North American Review: Construction, Security, the Environment, Retail and Food and Beverage Renovations

This article provides an overview of major developments in various aspects of the North American airports market for 2007. One such aspect is the role of federal spending by the U.S. government, which plans to increase the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) from $4.50 to $6.00. This increase will generate about $1.2 billion for airport infrastructure, although the overall spending bill has decreased spending form $3.7 billion in 2007 to $2.75 billion in 2008. The new bill also has piqued the interest of airport operators as it provides funding for a few airports to initiate promising environmental mitigation concepts, the downside of which is the corresponding restrictions that are being investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Some operators are concerned that new EPA rules may not take into account context-sensitivity of tightened regulations. Also discussed are the Registered Traveler (RT) program, new safety and deicing measures, innovative income measures, and airport infrastructure improvements.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 14, 16-18
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2007 12:36PM