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Center for Transportation Studies
200 Transportation & Safety Building
511 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-626-1077
Fax: 612-625-6381

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AirTAP Talk
A discussion forum for Minnesota AirTAP

February 16, 2009

ACRP Graduate Research Award Program

Got ideas? Earn money! 10 Awards of $10,000
If you are interested in working on Applied Research in public-sector airport-related aviation issues, apply to ACRP Graduate Research Award Program.

This program, sponsored by the U.S. DOT Federal Aviation Administration and administered by the ACRP, is designed to encourage applied research on airport and related aviation system issues and to foster the next generation of aviation community leaders.

Application deadline: 4:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time on May 15th, 2009

Details on the award program, including eligibility requirements and application materials, are available online: http://www.trb.org/crp/acrp/awardprogram.asp

January 9, 2009

Legislators want to protect money for airports in greater Minnesota

Lawmakers mulling changes to the State Airports Fund are afraid the money that’s supposed to improve greater Minnesota airports could be used toward resolving the state’s massive budget deficit.

Members of the Airport Funding Advisory Task Force on Monday said the “integrity? of the money generated from various aviation taxes and user fees is in question. That’s because during the 2008 legislative session, $15 million from the Airports Fund was tapped to help solve a $935 million general fund budget deficit for the current two-year budget period.

Now that the state faces a $4.8 billion deficit in the 2010-2011 biennium, Rep. Michael Beard, R-Shakopee, is concerned that future revenue for the State Airports Fund will be used for purposes other than aviation.

For more details, please visit http://legal-ledger.com/item.cfm?recID=11281

October 20, 2008

ACI-NA 2008 Airport Concessions Conference

Learn about every opportunity to optimize airport revenue. Speakers will highlight best business practices to increase non-aeronautical revenue.

Date: November 10-13, 2008
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto

Conference Highlights
Visit http://www.aci-na.org/conferences/detail?eventId=100

Who Should Attend
Airport management and concession professionals should attend the conference, where they will benefit from the tremendous networking opportunities, meeting with potential clients, and service providers during breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, and evening events.

All educational sessions will take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The cut-off date to make reservations at The Fairmont Royal York with the group rate is Monday, October 20, 2008. Please call the Fairmont Royal York directly at (800) 663-7229 to make room reservations.

For questions regarding conference programming and content contact Rajni Tripathi at rtripathi@aci-na.org. For all other inquiries contact the ACI-NA Meetings Department at meetings@aci-na.org.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact ACI-NA's Amy Peters at apeters@aci-na.org.

October 9, 2008

AirTAP Fall Forum - next week!

The 2008 AirTAP Fall Forum will bring together airport personnel and experts to learn about negotiating leases and service agreements, handling airport emergencies, working with airport commissioners, controlling snow and ice on the airport, and many more topics.

October 14–15, 2008
Breezy Point Conference Center
Breezy Point, Minnesota

More details about the Forum are available at http://www.airtap.umn.edu/Events/FallForum/2008/

October 7, 2008

New ACRP Report: Effects of Aircraft Noise

A recently-published report from TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 9: Effects of Aircraft Noise: Research Update on Select Topics includes an annotated bibliography and summary of new research on the effects of aircraft noise. The report is designed to update and complement the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s 1985 Aviation Noise Effects report.