Legal Aspects of Airport Programs

The nation's airports need to have access to a program that can provide authoritatively researched, specific, limited-scope studies of legal issues and problems having national significance and application to their business. A program meeting the need for dealing with legal problems arising from highway programs was inaugurated in 1969 under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. It has been maintained with continuation funding since that time with strong support and approval from the constituency it serves. Similarly, a transit legal research program was implemented in 1992 under the Transit Cooperative Research Program and has been continually funded since its inception. Such a legal research program would be beneficial to the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The objective of this project is to provide legal research on topics of interest to the airport legal community based on periodic solicitations of potential topics. The project would produce an ACRP Legal Research Digest series of reports on legal issues associated with airport-related law. Each document would be intended to provide airport attorneys with authoritative, well-researched, specific information that is limited in scope. The studies would focus on legal issues and problems having national significance to the airport industry. Each year, numerous attorneys nationwide are involved in airport-related work; yet, there is no centralized collection of information on which they can depend. The ACRP Legal Research Digest series will provide airport-related legal research on a wide variety of legal topics.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20060131
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 12366

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464858
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-01
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:50PM