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Airport Investment Study

The Washington State Department of Transportation is spearheading the Airport Investment Study to evaluate the need for preservation and safety projects at the state’s 134 public-use airports.

WSDOT invited representatives from commercial and general aviation; airport associations and organizations; airport sponsors; federal, state, and local agencies; and the airline, aerospace, emergency medical air transport and aerial agricultural industries to participate in the airport investment study. The study will:

  • Evaluate current funding levels for airport preservation and safety projects
  • Assess short-term and long-term airport improvement needs
  • Determine consequences of doing nothing in terms of economic and aviation system impacts  

If the study reveals gaps and consequences of doing nothing, the project team will consider additional efforts to evaluate solutions.

The airport investment study kicked off in fall of 2013 with stakeholder meetings and will conclude with the publication of a comprehensive report for future legislative sessions.

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Advisory Committee Information

Meeting #1
Meeting Presentation (pdf 77 kb)
Meeting Summary (pdf 196 kb)
Oct. 30, 2013
9 a.m. to noon
King County International Airport/Boeing Field
7277 Perimeter Road
Seattle, WA 98108

Meeting #2
March 20, 2014
WSDOT Selah Maintenance Facility / Commercial Vehicle Permit Office
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
900 E Selah Road
Yakima, WA 98901

Advisory Committee brochure

Advisory Committee bios (pdf 724 kb)

WSDOT Project Team bios (pdf 73 kb)

Consultant Project Team bios (pdf 69 kb)

More information

Airport Investment Study folio
Airport Investment Study tackles funding options

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