Legal Aspects of Airport Programs. Topic 08-04. Legal Consideration in the Funding and Development of Multi-Modal Facilities

Airports are under increasing pressure to site (and fund) multimodal projects, connecting airports to road, transit, rail, and other transportation systems. These multimodal projects can be as straightforward as participating in an off-airport highway interchange to more complex private-sector transit-oriented-development projects such as mixed use commercial, industrial and even residential developments. Funding for on-airport and airport-adjacent projects involves a complex interplay of federal programs and federal requirements for use of airport land and airport funds. There have been Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decisions/guidance letters that have not been readily available or consolidated in one location. Research is needed to compile those decisions to provide information to airport operators.The objective of this research is to survey practices, case studies, FAA decisions/guidance, and legal principles that should provide information for airport operators who want or may be asked to participate in such projects.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-01, Topic 08-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Principal Investigators:

    Karaskiewicz, Timothy

  • Start Date: 20150503
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171229
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40423

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01580315
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-01, Topic 08-04
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2015 1:00AM