Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

Title Datesort icon Description
Understanding Airport Air Quality and Public Health Studies Related to Airports June 29, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 135: Understanding Airport Air Quality and Public Health Studies Related to Airports explores the following air quality issues: the literature regarding standards and regulations; issues at airports; health impacts and risks; and the industry’s current understanding of its health impacts.

Issues Related to Accommodating Animals Traveling Through Airports June 26, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 64: Issues Related to Accommodating Animals Traveling Through Airports explores ways for airports to develop a coordinated approach in animal transportation to better accommodate the well-being of animals traveling through airports. The report identifies pertinent regulations; explores issues and ranges of accommodation requirements and strategies to respond to issues; and illustrates effective airport practices to help accommodate...

Airport Cooperative Research Program Brochure June 26, 2015

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has produced an updated brochure that explores various aspects of the program and provides information on the different ways individuals can become involved in ACRP. ACRP is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators.

Guidebook for Advancing Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) at Airports June 25, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 137: Guidebook for Advancing Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) at Airports provides a background and historical context for the use of CDM in the United States and Europe. The guidebook provides tools that can be used to help airports of all sizes integrate CDM into airport operations and more effectively work with stakeholders.




Airport collaborative decision making is a process that enables airports,...

Cell Phone Lots at Airports June 23, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 62: Cell Phone Lots at Airports reviews the information about airport cell phone lots to help airports determine if benefits of the lot outweigh any operating and maintenance costs and foregone revenues. A cell phone lot is typically a free parking lot at an airport that allows temporary parking until a traveler is available for pickup.

Improving Emergency Response at Airports June 21, 2015

The April 2015 issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice highlights how airports like Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) in North Dakota have applied the findings from ACRP Report 95: Integrating Community Emergency Response Teams (A-CERTs) at Airports. Officials at GFK credit the direction provided in ACRP Report 95 with enabling the airport to build,...

Applying Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing to Aircraft Deicing Runoff June 19, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 134: Applying Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing to Aircraft Deicing Runoff describes the unique characteristics of stormwater toxicity testing at airports. It also provides guidance for developing sound whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing programs in an airport setting.

Airports and Aging Travelers June 14, 2015

The March 2015 issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice explores how Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) provides aging passengers with an easier, safer, and more enjoyable experience in its terminals. Upon publication of ACRP Synthesis 51: Impacts of Aging Travelers on Airports, employees at RSW met to review its current projects and identified...

Optimizing Airport Building Operations and Maintenance Through Retrocommissioning: A Whole-Systems Approach June 11, 2015

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 139: Optimizing Airport Building Operations and Maintenance Through Retrocommissioning: A Whole-Systems Approach explores ways to optimize operations and maintenance costs and improve overall building system performance through retrocommissioning. The report is accompanied by a CD that contains additional appendices and a spreadsheet tool to help practitioners evaluate
and select appropriate facility optimization measures based...

Innovative Revenue Strategies – An Airport Guide June 5, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 121: Innovative Revenue Strategies – An Airport Guide describes a broad range of tools and techniques to improve airport revenue streams, recover costs, and achieve operational efficiencies. The report identifies customer needs; airport-provided services and shared services, facilities, and equipment; revenue participation in real estate and natural resource development; value capture and other financing opportunities; and improvements...