All posts for the month July, 2011

ACI-NA Commends TSA for Announcement of Risk-Based Screening Program

By Morgan Dye Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), which represents the owners and operators of airports throughout the United States, today issued a statement in response to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) announcement of a risk-based, intelligence-driven passenger screening pilot program, slated to be launched in September. Statement of ACI-NA President Greg Principato: “Airport officials […]

An Interview with Cheryl Marcell: New ACI World Director of Communications and Events

By Stephenie Brooks Cheryl Marcell (CM), currently the Deputy Director of PR & Marketing at Sacramento Airport  and soon-to-be Director of Communications and Events for ACI World,  based in Montreal Canada,  sat down with Stephenie Brooks (SB) Director of Membership & Marketing for ACI-NA and shared her thoughts on everything from what airports need to […]

Oh Canada — Thank You

By Jane Calderwood Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) has introduced a resolution,  H.Res. 286, thanking the residents of Gander, Newfoundland and the citizens of Canada for their contributions to the United States in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.  The resolution highlights the role Canadian airports played in handling air traffic once the U.S. closed its […]

Travel and Tourism Gets New Focus in the U.S. Senate

By Jane Calderwood Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mark Begich (D-Ark.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) recently announced the formation of the U.S. Senate Travel & Tourism Caucus.  The purpose of the caucus will be to promote “common-sense policies that reduce barriers to travel and raise awareness of the importance of job-creating travel and […]

From Runways to College: Some Advice for President Obama

By Annie Russo During his Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday, President Obama said several times that improving transportation infrastructure was a priority.  He also received several questions about college affordability, where the President said that helping students afford college was critical.  Little does the President know that with one policy change he could go a […]

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