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WSDOT Asks Airports to Participate in Data Update for Aviation System Plan

ARLINGTON - The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has asked airports across the state to help update Washington’s Aviation System Plan database by completing an airport inventory survey. The survey, which is available online, will collect detailed information about facilities and services at each of Washington’s 139 public-use airports. The crucial information that airport managers provide will lay the foundation for long-range statewide aviation system planning and give decision-makers the tools to make strategic investment decisions.

It is critical that each airport participate in this effort to update our state’s Aviation System Plan database, and WSDOT is committed to assisting airport partners with this work. WSDOT will provide outreach and assistance to airport managers by holding a series of four technical meetings in late June 2006. These regional meetings will provide airport managers with a forum to ask questions regarding the airport inventory survey. More information about the regional meetings is available in the June 2006 LATS Newsletter.

The survey is a key component of the Long-term Air Transportation Study (LATS), a three-year, first-of-its-kind study to examine the state’s aviation needs and guide future investments in Washington’s public use airports. Learn more information about LATS.

WSDOT also uses this information to communicate airport needs to decision-makers as part of its Local Airport Aid Grant Program.

WSDOT asks that airport managers submit completed surveys by June 30, 2006.