Airport Planning in the
New England Region

Southern New England APA–Annual Conference

October 18, 2013
Presenters
Carol Lurie
Introduction to Airport Planning
Brenda Enos
Climate Adaptation Planning/Resiliency

Stewart Dalzel...
New England Airport System
 Boston-Logan International
hub/primary commercial
service
 Secondary airports
 Other region...
Aviation Industry Trends
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Larger planes
Higher load factors
Airline consolidation
Legacy/Low cost carriers
Foc...
Aviation Industry Trends
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Larger planes
Higher load factors
Airline consolidation
Legacy/Low cost carriers
Foc...
Aviation Industry Trends
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Larger planes
Higher load factors
Airline consolidation
Legacy/Low cost carriers
Foc...
Aviation Industry Trends
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Larger planes
Higher load factors
Airline consolidation
Legacy/Low cost carriers
Foc...
Aviation Industry Trends
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Larger planes
Higher load factors
Airline consolidation
Legacy/Low cost carriers
Foc...
Aviation Development Trends
 Efficient and flexible facilities
 Focus on intermodal access
 Sustainable facilities – en...
Aviation Development Trends
 Efficient and flexible facilities
 Focus on intermodal access
 Sustainable facilities – en...
Aviation Development Trends
 Efficient and flexible facilities
 Focus on intermodal access
 Sustainable facilities – en...
Aviation Development Trends
 Efficient and flexible facilities
 Focus on intermodal access
 Sustainable facilities – en...
Aviation Development Trends
 Efficient and flexible facilities
 Focus on intermodal access
 Sustainable facilities – en...
Airport Development Trends
 Efficient and flexible facilities
 Focus on intermodal access
 Sustainable facilities – ene...
What’s Going on in this Region
 Logan Rental Car Center
(RCC)
 Worcester—JetBlue service
 T.F. Green Improvement
Progra...
What’s Going on in this Region
 Logan Rental Car Center
(RCC)
 Worcester—JetBlue service
 T.F. Green Improvement
Progra...
What’s Going on in this Region
 Logan Rental Car Center
(RCC)
 Worcester—JetBlue service
 T.F. Green Improvement
Progra...
What’s Going on in this Region
 Logan Rental Car Center
(RCC)
 Worcester—JetBlue service
 T.F. Green Improvement
Progra...
What’s Going on in this Region
 Logan Rental Car Center
(RCC)
 Worcester—JetBlue service
 T.F. Green Improvement
Progra...
Alyssa Sandoval
Boston-Logan International Airport
Logan Airport: The Facts
 In 2010, Logan supported over
94,000 jobs in Massachusetts1
 Estimated total economic impact i...
Annual Passengers per Acre

1,538

3,257

12,005

8,420
Chicago O’Hare

Logan Airport

Source: FAA 2013, BTS 2013

6,433
D...
Logan EDR/ESPR
 Environmental data report
(EDR) – completed annually:
environmental snapshot
 Environmental Status &
Pla...
How is the EDR used?
 To publicly disclose the
environmental impacts
of the Airport to the
broader community
 For use as...
What does EDR Cover?
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Flights/passengers/activity levels
Current and future planning projects
Regional trans...
2011 ESPR Activity Levels Highlights
 More passengers are flying
 Each flight is carrying more
passengers per operation....
2011 ESPR Planning Highlights
 Reports on current and future
transportation, airfield, and
building projects at Logan
 N...
Telling the Story of Noise at the Airport
 Noise comes from planes flying in
and out of Logan
 DNL 65 dB is FAA standard...
Telling the Story of Noise at the Airport
 Noise levels from
airplanes has decreased
since 1980 (Orange Line)
– Quieter p...
Ground Transportation:
How do people get to
the Airport?
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Car (park or drop-off)
Limousine
Taxi
Silver Line an...
Ground Transportation
Highlights
 One of highest HOV mode shares
of all US airports
 HOV is up - 30% HOV mode share
in 2...
Silver Line Riders
1,000,000
900,359
900,000
831,323
800,000
789,324
709,905

700,000
677,212
642,177

600,000

500,000

H...
Current and Emerging Issues at Logan
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Climate change
Sustainability
Changing aircraft fleet mix
Planning for flexi...
Massachusetts Port Authority
Disaster and Infrastructure Resiliency Planning Study
Brenda L. Enos, CHMM, REM

SNEAPA
Octob...
Goals of Study
 Understand Massport’s vulnerability to
climate impacts
 Develop short-term and long-term
resiliency stra...
Importance of Air Transportation Facilities
 In any disaster, airports are the first to
receive methods of relief efforts...
Importance of Maritime Facilities
 Maritime facilities essential for cargo
import and export
 Cruise ship terminal (Blac...
Airport Study Boundaries
Logan Airport

Maritime Facilities
Methodology: 3 Step Approach
Step 1
Hazard Analysis
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Climate projections
Scenario development

Step 2
Vulnerability an...
Step 1: Choosing the Storm Events
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Recurrence Interval of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

80

Recurrence interval (year...
Step 2: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
Critical Infrastructure
Step 3: Adaptation Action Plan
The plan will outline three options:
 Eliminating the hazard or vulnerability
 Minimizing...
What’s New at the
Worcester Regional Airport?
Emerging Issues in Airport Planning in the New England Region
PRESENTED BY

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Massachusetts Port Authority
 State authority created in 1956
 Board appointed by Governor
– Thomas Glynn, CEO

 Self-f...
Massport’s Mission
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Operate an integrated world-class
transportation network.

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Promote economic growth
and opportunit...
Worcester Regional Airport Overview
 Massport owns, operates and
manages ORH
 Commercial airport with
corporate/GA activ...
Recent Aviation Activity
2011 Corporate/General Aviation Operations:

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45,000 operations

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1,222 business jet operatio...
Worcester Regional Airport What’s Happening Now
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Commercial operations resuming November
2013
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New fixed base opera...
ORH CAT III/TW Project Environmental Permitting
Challenges
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Significantly different weather than other
comparable NE air...
ORH CAT III/TW Project Environmental Constraints
• Significant resources identified

• Evaluate alternatives to avoid & mi...
ORH CAT III/TW Project Environmental Permitting
Issues
 Define key project ―purpose & need‖
 Purpose & need sets context...
ORH CAT III/TW Project Outreach
 Community and agency outreach is key
part of permitting process
 Early involvement with...
ORH CAT III/TW Project Outreach

On behalf of Massport and ORH

Thank you!
Susan Nichols
T.F. Green Airport Improvement Program
T.F. Green Airport Improvement Program
Providence

Warwick

T. F. Green Airport

Greenwich
Bay
Airport Improvement Program Purpose
The T.F. Green Airport
improvement program will:
 Enhance airport safety
 Enhance ef...
Airport Improvement Program Purpose
Efficiency Projects

Safety Projects
 Improve runway 16-34 Runway
Safety Areas (RSAs)...
Intermodal
Facility
Warwick
Pond
Agency Coordination and Public Outreach
 Agency coordination
– Inter-agency/tribal agreement
– Consensus points

 Peer a...
The Alternative Process
 Comprehensive six-level
screening process
 Prepared conceptual
design and analyzed nine
improve...
Environmental Impact Assessment
NEPA requires evaluation of:
Community Resources
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Noise
Compatible land use...
Significant Impacts
According to NEPA thresholds
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Noise
Compatible land use
Historic resources
Section 4(f) resour...
Mitigation
 Voluntary land acquisition
 Sound insulation
 Documentation and display for
the proposed historic district
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Mitigation
 Replace functions
and values of impacted
wetlands
 Provide compensatory
flood storage
 Stream restoration
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Mid-Flight Corrections
 Reduced forecast
activity levels
– In 2009, FAA revised
national future forecasts for
aircraft ac...
Planning and Development in Warwick
InterLink and Warwick Station District
For more information, please contact:
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Brenda Enos | benos@massport.com
Stewart Dalzell | sdalzell@massport.com
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  • Carol
  • Blue lines: 2011Yellow lines: 2010
  • Top images from wikicommonsBottom image (aerial) of Worcester Regional
  • Statistics. Aeronautics Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study
  • Efficient land use – Logan flies more passengers per acre than other airports. From a land use perspective, you can think of this as your community’s density.
  • This is a review document required under MEPA to disclose the cumulative effects of operations and activities at Logan Airport. Since 1989.
  • Presents the baseline. Comprehensive look at all planning activity.
  • What does the EDR/ESPR report on? Passenger and aircraft levels and trends, developments at logan, trends in regional transportation, ground, noise, air quality, water quality and track Massport’s mitigation commitments for various projects on an annual basis. One document summarizing all the condition/projects at the airport. Full disclosure document.
  • The ESPR looks back at impact since 1990 and projects those impacts to 2030. What is happening? Overall trend is more passengers but that each aircraft is carrying more passengers per operations. The increasing number of passengers per flight is a reflection of the airlines’ continued emphasis on restrained capacity growth, a shift away from smaller aircraft, and increasing passenger load factors. Load factors are the percentage of seats occupied by passengers, and are a common industry indicator of how occupied an aircraft is compared to the available seats. Are you noticing how full each flight is? What does this mean? More passengers but fewer or more stable level of operations. Minimizing environmental impacts associated with flights/airplanes landing and taking off.
  • FACILITATES THE PERMITTING AND APPROVALS PROCESS LAND USE COMPONENT AND CREATING BUFFERS WITH THE COMMUNITY the consolidation of the rental car shuttle bus fleet and some Massport shuttle buses into a unified shuttle route system resulting in the elimination of eight rental car bus fleets (a net total of 66 buses would be eliminated); 2) intersection and roadway infrastructure improvements including signal coordination and dedicated ramp connections; and 3) creation of a Ground Transportation Operations Center (GTOC) enabling efficient planning and operation of Airport-wide transit activities.These landscape buffer areas are located generally along the Logan Airport’s perimeter boundary and are intended to provide attractive landscape buffers between airport operations and adjacent East Boston neighborhoods. Buffer design occurs in consultation with Logan Airport’s neighbors and other interested parties in an open community planning process. Currently have 3 buffers and two parks. Likely will have two more under construction in the next year.Planning or established 6 landscape buffers.1. Southwest Service Area (SWSA) Buffer 2 North Service Area (NSA) Airport Edge Buffer (Neptune Road Buffer) 3 Navy Fuel Pier Buffer4 Bayswater Embankment5 Bremen Street Park6 The Greenway Connector
  • Key values include a DNL of 75 dB, above which no residences, schools, hospitals, or churches are considered compatible, and a DNL of 65 dB, above which those land uses are considered compatible only if they are sound insulated. FAA sound insulates for 65 and above, acquires homes over 75 and aboveSince the inception of Massport’s residential sound insulation program (RSIP), 11,333 homes have received sound insulation treatment in East Boston, South Boston, Winthrop, Revere, and Chelsea.
  • MBTA and Massport launched a pilot program offering free MBTA Silver Line service between Logan Airport and South Station in order to reduce the number of private vehicles at Logan. MassDOT and Massport are working to make this fare-free service permanent and to identify other areas of collaboration
  • First full year of operation in 2006 – continuing to increase – in 2012, this upward trend is continuing. Explain what silver line is. Overall Logan Express use up by 7% (2010 to 2011)Logan Express use by Logan Employees up by 15% (2010 to 2011)e
  • Climate change - Brenda will be talking more about this. Superstorm Sandy and impacts to LaGuardia was a call to action. Sustainability is huge – Logan is embarking on a airport-wide Sustainability Management Plan sponsored by the FAA. Changing aircraft fleet mix – not necessarily a problem but something that leads to the next point that Logan and Massport must and has been planning for flexible and adaptable facilities that can meet the needs of a variety of aircraft types and airline management structures which have consolidated over the past few years. Trend toward larger aircraft carrying more passengers. Emerging and continuing issues.
  • Add highways etc
  • Focus on 5-23 extension and 16-34 RSAs. Runway extension for non-stop west coast service.Describe RSA initiative and EMAS.
  • Add room full of people Add titles of people Public meeting signage
  • Wild and scenic riversBuckeye brook reference Add full photo to background
  • 5.7 million passengers in 2005Anticipate 3.8 million in 2013
  • InterLink – adjacent to I-95, consolidated rental car facility, MBTA commuter trains (S. RI, Warwick, Providence, and Boston), RIPTA bus service, and walkway (moving sidewalks) to T.F. Green. Special event trains to Gillette stadium on game days.Warwick Station Development District – Master Plan January 2012 – Transit-oriented commercial and mixed-use development.Airport growth opportunities – west coast non-stop, cargo, and international flights
  • SNEAPA 2013 Friday g5 1_45_airport_planningv2

    1. 1. Airport Planning in the New England Region Southern New England APA–Annual Conference October 18, 2013
    2. 2. Presenters Carol Lurie Introduction to Airport Planning Brenda Enos Climate Adaptation Planning/Resiliency Stewart Dalzell Worcester Regional Airport Susan Nichols T.F. Green Airport Improvement Program Alyssa Sandoval Boston-Logan Environmental Status Report
    3. 3. New England Airport System  Boston-Logan International hub/primary commercial service  Secondary airports  Other regional airports  General aviation (GA) airports
    4. 4. Aviation Industry Trends       Larger planes Higher load factors Airline consolidation Legacy/Low cost carriers Focus on efficiency Quieter planes
    5. 5. Aviation Industry Trends       Larger planes Higher load factors Airline consolidation Legacy/Low cost carriers Focus on efficiency Quieter planes
    6. 6. Aviation Industry Trends       Larger planes Higher load factors Airline consolidation Legacy/Low cost carriers Focus on efficiency Quieter planes
    7. 7. Aviation Industry Trends       Larger planes Higher load factors Airline consolidation Legacy/Low cost carriers Focus on efficiency Quieter planes
    8. 8. Aviation Industry Trends       Larger planes Higher load factors Airline consolidation Legacy/Low cost carriers Focus on efficiency Quieter planes
    9. 9. Aviation Development Trends  Efficient and flexible facilities  Focus on intermodal access  Sustainable facilities – energy, waste management  Climate adaptation planning/infrastructure resiliency  Enhanced community engagement  Non-aeronautical revenue  Land use compatibility
    10. 10. Aviation Development Trends  Efficient and flexible facilities  Focus on intermodal access  Sustainable facilities – energy, waste management  Climate adaptation planning/infrastructure resiliency  Enhanced community engagement  Non-aeronautical revenue  Land use compatibility
    11. 11. Aviation Development Trends  Efficient and flexible facilities  Focus on intermodal access  Sustainable facilities – energy, waste management  Climate adaptation planning/infrastructure resiliency  Enhanced community engagement  Non-aeronautical revenue  Land use compatibility
    12. 12. Aviation Development Trends  Efficient and flexible facilities  Focus on intermodal access  Sustainable facilities – energy, waste management  Climate adaptation planning/infrastructure resiliency  Enhanced community engagement  Non-aeronautical revenue  Land use compatibility
    13. 13. Aviation Development Trends  Efficient and flexible facilities  Focus on intermodal access  Sustainable facilities – energy, waste management  Climate adaptation planning/infrastructure resiliency  Enhanced community engagement  Non-aeronautical revenue  Land use compatibility
    14. 14. Airport Development Trends  Efficient and flexible facilities  Focus on intermodal access  Sustainable facilities – energy, waste management  Climate adaptation planning/infrastructure resiliency  Enhanced community engagement  Non-aeronautical revenue  Land use compatibility
    15. 15. What’s Going on in this Region  Logan Rental Car Center (RCC)  Worcester—JetBlue service  T.F. Green Improvement Program  Terminal redevelopment at Bradley  GA airports—RSA enhancements
    16. 16. What’s Going on in this Region  Logan Rental Car Center (RCC)  Worcester—JetBlue service  T.F. Green Improvement Program  Terminal redevelopment at Bradley  GA airports—RSA enhancements
    17. 17. What’s Going on in this Region  Logan Rental Car Center (RCC)  Worcester—JetBlue service  T.F. Green Improvement Program  Terminal redevelopment at Bradley  GA airports—RSA enhancements
    18. 18. What’s Going on in this Region  Logan Rental Car Center (RCC)  Worcester—JetBlue service  T.F. Green Improvement Program  Terminal redevelopment at Bradley  GA airports—RSA enhancements
    19. 19. What’s Going on in this Region  Logan Rental Car Center (RCC)  Worcester—JetBlue service  T.F. Green Improvement Program  Terminal redevelopment at Bradley  GA airports—RSA enhancements © Matti Paavonen
    20. 20. Alyssa Sandoval Boston-Logan International Airport
    21. 21. Logan Airport: The Facts  In 2010, Logan supported over 94,000 jobs in Massachusetts1  Estimated total economic impact is $8.9 billion per year1  Uses Land Efficiently – Surrounded on 3 sides by Boston Harbor with no room to grow  Very accessible – 20 minutes by public transit from Downtown Boston 1. Aeronautics Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study. December 20, 2011.
    22. 22. Annual Passengers per Acre 1,538 3,257 12,005 8,420 Chicago O’Hare Logan Airport Source: FAA 2013, BTS 2013 6,433 Dallas/ Fort Worth Detroit Denver
    23. 23. Logan EDR/ESPR  Environmental data report (EDR) – completed annually: environmental snapshot  Environmental Status & Planning Reports (ESPR) – approx. every 5 years: provides big picture of past, present, and future
    24. 24. How is the EDR used?  To publicly disclose the environmental impacts of the Airport to the broader community  For use as a planning document for Massport planners  To provide an environmental baseline for the evaluation of potential projects  No other airport in the country does this [ Traffic? Air Quality? Noise? Community? Water Quality?
    25. 25. What does EDR Cover?        Flights/passengers/activity levels Current and future planning projects Regional transportation trends Ground transportation Noise abatement Air quality/emissions reduction Water quality/environmental management  Annual project mitigation tracking
    26. 26. 2011 ESPR Activity Levels Highlights  More passengers are flying  Each flight is carrying more passengers per operation. – Fewer noise and air quality impacts from airplanes  More efficient – larger planes with higher capacity Average Air Aircraft Year Passenger/ Passengers Operations Operation 2000 27,726,833 487,966 56.8 2011 28,907,933 368,987 78.3 2030 39,831,471 474,734 84.0 Load factors are projected to continue improving
    27. 27. 2011 ESPR Planning Highlights  Reports on current and future transportation, airfield, and building projects at Logan  New Car Rental Facility (completed this Fall) – Consolidated car rental facilities into one central location – Minimizes traffic flow around airport – Positive air quality benefits – LEED-Certified  Network of landscape buffers – Provides passive recreational opportunities and shields neighbors
    28. 28. Telling the Story of Noise at the Airport  Noise comes from planes flying in and out of Logan  DNL 65 dB is FAA standard metric for noise  Measures to reduce noise: – Minimize flights of noisier aircraft at night – Flight paths over Boston Harbor  Massport’s noise insulation program highly successful – Over 11,000 homes have received sound insulation
    29. 29. Telling the Story of Noise at the Airport  Noise levels from airplanes has decreased since 1980 (Orange Line) – Quieter planes – Flight paths  Lowest noise levels in 2010  Slight increase predicted in 2030 due to increase in number of flights
    30. 30. Ground Transportation: How do people get to the Airport?       Car (park or drop-off) Limousine Taxi Silver Line and Blue Line Water transportation Logan Express (employees and passengers)
    31. 31. Ground Transportation Highlights  One of highest HOV mode shares of all US airports  HOV is up - 30% HOV mode share in 2011 (27.8% in 2010)  Pilot program since 2012— Free Silver Line service from Airport
    32. 32. Silver Line Riders 1,000,000 900,359 900,000 831,323 800,000 789,324 709,905 700,000 677,212 642,177 600,000 500,000 HOV up, up, and UP! 400,000  Silver Line use up by 8% (2010 to 2011) 300,000 254,608 200,000 100,000 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
    33. 33. Current and Emerging Issues at Logan     Climate change Sustainability Changing aircraft fleet mix Planning for flexibility and efficiency
    34. 34. Massachusetts Port Authority Disaster and Infrastructure Resiliency Planning Study Brenda L. Enos, CHMM, REM SNEAPA October 18, 2013
    35. 35. Goals of Study  Understand Massport’s vulnerability to climate impacts  Develop short-term and long-term resiliency strategies
    36. 36. Importance of Air Transportation Facilities  In any disaster, airports are the first to receive methods of relief efforts  Airport has to remain open  Obligation is to make sure national aid can be received
    37. 37. Importance of Maritime Facilities  Maritime facilities essential for cargo import and export  Cruise ship terminal (Black Falcon) only one for Boston
    38. 38. Airport Study Boundaries Logan Airport Maritime Facilities
    39. 39. Methodology: 3 Step Approach Step 1 Hazard Analysis   Climate projections Scenario development Step 2 Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Step 3 Adaptation Action Plan
    40. 40. Step 1: Choosing the Storm Events 90 Recurrence Interval of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes 80 Recurrence interval (years) 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Tropical (32) Cat 1 (9) Cat 2 (5) Cat 3 (2)
    41. 41. Step 2: Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Critical Infrastructure
    42. 42. Step 3: Adaptation Action Plan The plan will outline three options:  Eliminating the hazard or vulnerability  Minimizing the vulnerability (resiliency)  Development of redundancy to minimize the impacts Two time horizons:  Short-term (immediate)  Long-term (2033)
    43. 43. What’s New at the Worcester Regional Airport? Emerging Issues in Airport Planning in the New England Region PRESENTED BY Stewart Dalzell Deputy Director, Environmental Planning & Permitting Southern New England APA Conference Friday, October 18, 2013
    44. 44. Massachusetts Port Authority  State authority created in 1956  Board appointed by Governor – Thomas Glynn, CEO  Self-financing  Line departments & facilities – Aviation Department  Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)  Hanscom Field (BED)  Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) – Maritime Department  Port of Boston terminals  Commercial waterfront development – Real Estate Assets  South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown
    45. 45. Massport’s Mission  Operate an integrated world-class transportation network.  Promote economic growth and opportunity  Enhance the quality of life of New England residents  Protect the freedom to travel safely, securely, efficiently and cost-effectively  Respect customers and colleagues  Embrace diversity  Minimize environmental impact on neighbors
    46. 46. Worcester Regional Airport Overview  Massport owns, operates and manages ORH  Commercial airport with corporate/GA activity  Area: 1,300 acre  Two Runways – RW 11/29 = 7,000 FT – RW 15/33 = 5,000 FT  Passenger Terminal: 68,000 SF – 4 Jet Bridge capable gates – 2 additional gates
    47. 47. Recent Aviation Activity 2011 Corporate/General Aviation Operations:  45,000 operations  1,222 business jet operations 2011 Commercial Service Aviation Operations:  831 operations  107,400 passengers Demonstrated success of air service to leisure destination markets (Punta Gorda, Myrtle Beach, Sanford, West Palm Beach)  2011: 107,400 PAX (up 51%)  2010: 71,100 PAX (up 55%)  2011: Average PAX load factor was 80%
    48. 48. Worcester Regional Airport What’s Happening Now  Commercial operations resuming November 2013 –  New fixed base operator (FBO) facilities/ fuel farm –  JetBlue flights to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale Rectrix Aviation broke ground August 2013 All-weather reliability study underway to evaluate: – –  Upgraded ILS (Instrument Landing System) Partial parallel taxiway Upgraded wayfinding signage –  New/larger signs on all major routes Vegetation Management Plan – Maintain clear approach/ departure zones
    49. 49. ORH CAT III/TW Project Environmental Permitting Challenges  Significantly different weather than other comparable NE airports – 1 of highest airports east of the Mississippi – 6x more CAT I & above conditions  New Project Designed to improve all-weather reliability – Upgraded Instrument Landing System (ILS) – Taxiway upgrades – Complicated permitting process  Combined State and federal review  Wetlands, endangered species, construction and mitigation challenges Source: Jacobs/VHB Team
    50. 50. ORH CAT III/TW Project Environmental Constraints • Significant resources identified • Evaluate alternatives to avoid & minimize impacts Key Environmental Considerations • Wetlands • Rare Species Habitat • Stormwater Management • Public Water Supply Watershed • Construction Impacts
    51. 51. ORH CAT III/TW Project Environmental Permitting Issues  Define key project ―purpose & need‖  Purpose & need sets context for design and mitigation planning  Look at steps to: – Avoid key environmental impacts – Minimize unavoidable adverse impact – Mitigate what’s unavoidable  Mitigation constraints – FAA wildlife hazards guidance – Options for offsite mitigation Source: Jacobs/VHB Team
    52. 52. ORH CAT III/TW Project Outreach  Community and agency outreach is key part of permitting process  Early involvement with environmental agency stakeholders – MA DEP – MA NHESP – US Army Corps – Local conservation commissions – MEPA – NEPA/FAA Source: Jacobs/VHB Team
    53. 53. ORH CAT III/TW Project Outreach On behalf of Massport and ORH Thank you!
    54. 54. Susan Nichols T.F. Green Airport Improvement Program
    55. 55. T.F. Green Airport Improvement Program
    56. 56. Providence Warwick T. F. Green Airport Greenwich Bay
    57. 57. Airport Improvement Program Purpose The T.F. Green Airport improvement program will:  Enhance airport safety  Enhance efficiency of the airport and the New England Regional airport system to more fully meet the current and anticipated demand for aviation services
    58. 58. Airport Improvement Program Purpose Efficiency Projects Safety Projects  Improve runway 16-34 Runway Safety Areas (RSAs)  Relocate Taxiway C  Demolish Hangar No. 1         Extend Runway 5-23 Construct new integrated cargo facility Expand passenger terminal Construct new ground support equipment facility Construct new belly cargo facility Construct new fuel farm Expand automobile parking facilities Reconfigure terminal access roadways
    59. 59. Intermodal Facility Warwick Pond
    60. 60. Agency Coordination and Public Outreach  Agency coordination – Inter-agency/tribal agreement – Consensus points  Peer advisors  Public outreach – – – – Large public information meetings Small group meetings Technical meetings Public hearing
    61. 61. The Alternative Process  Comprehensive six-level screening process  Prepared conceptual design and analyzed nine improvement programs (all projects)  Narrowed final alternatives to no-action alternative and two build alternatives
    62. 62. Environmental Impact Assessment NEPA requires evaluation of: Community Resources        Noise Compatible land use Social/Socioeconomic Surface transportation Air quality Historic, architectural, archaeological, & cultural resources Recreational resources Section 4 (f) Other Resources Natural Resources         Community resources Wetlands & waterways Water quality Fish, wildlife, & plants Federal threatened & Endangered species Floodplains Coastal resources Wild and Scenic Rivers       Environmental justice, Children’s health, & Safety Farmlands Hazardous materials, pollution prevention, & solid waste Light emissions & visual Energy supply, natural resources, & sustainable design Construction
    63. 63. Significant Impacts According to NEPA thresholds     Noise Compatible land use Historic resources Section 4(f) resources (historic/recreation)  Wetlands  Floodplains
    64. 64. Mitigation  Voluntary land acquisition  Sound insulation  Documentation and display for the proposed historic district and Hangar  Winslow Park relocation  Incorporate bicycle and pedestrian accommodations into roadway projects
    65. 65. Mitigation  Replace functions and values of impacted wetlands  Provide compensatory flood storage  Stream restoration  Replace off-airport culvert
    66. 66. Mid-Flight Corrections  Reduced forecast activity levels – In 2009, FAA revised national future forecasts for aircraft activity  New noise and air quality models  Revised economic impacts
    67. 67. Planning and Development in Warwick InterLink and Warwick Station District
    68. 68. For more information, please contact:      Brenda Enos | benos@massport.com Stewart Dalzell | sdalzell@massport.com Carol Lurie | clurie@vhb.com Susan Nichols | snichols@vhb.com Alyssa Sandoval | asandoval@vhb.com Photo Credits: Massport VisitingDC.com VHB
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