This article outlines the development of the Regional Airport System Plan for northeastern Illinois-northwestern Indiana, the purpose of which is to establish a regional plan to serve aviation needs, including a specific airport development program through the year 2000. The work program structure is outlined, and the 8-county aviation characteristics are summarized in activity data. Forecasts are calculated to aid in the selection of alternatives. Alternatives which cover a wide range of possible configurations are studied, and evaluation strategy and measures are outlined. Recommendations resulting from the evaluation process are tabulated and discussed. It was found that problems with local control of public-use airports, specifically a lack of compatible airport zoning in the area, has allowed the development of incompatible uses. This has constrained airport development and constrained community relations. These problems have hindered private airport efforts to find sponsors. The system plan proposes airport acquisitions and improvements designed to preserve general aviation services in the region while providing improved corporate aviation facilitities.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Brown, T H
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 5-28
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM