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Airport Cooperative Research Program

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an applied research program that develops near-term solutions to problems facing airport-operating agencies that are not being adequately addressed by existing federal research programs. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The research is conducted by contractors who are selected on the basis of competitive proposals.

Research contractors for ACRP succinctly summarize their findings in language that is understandable to airport industry practitioners. Results are presented in published reports and online, digital documents. Presently, there are over 80 ACRP publications.

The mission of the Transportation Research Board is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange, conducted within a setting that is objective, interdisciplinary, and multimodal. NASAO partners with the Transportation Research Board to further its own objective to provide educational material to aviation professionals.

The ACRP Oversight Committee (AOC) is an independent governing board appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation in October 2005, with representation from airport operating agencies, other stakeholder, and relevant industry organizations. NASAO is a founding member of the AOC and oversees the program’s activity as a member of the board of directors.

For more information visit the ACRP website or click on the links below.


TRB’s ACRP Publication Feed
  • Demand Forecasting: Volume 2

    TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2669 consists of 9 papers that explore demand forecasting, including: Choice Set Formation Behavior in Selecting Travel Routes: Application of an Interactive Online Survey Platform Transportation Planning to Accommodate Needs of Wind Energy Projects Pricing and Reliability Enhancements in the San Diego, California, Activity-Based Travel Model Large-Scale Application of a Combined Destination and Mode Choice Model Esti...
  • Generating Revenue from Commercial Development On or Adjacent to Airports

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 176: Generating Revenue from Commercial Development On or Adjacent to Airports provides guidance for developing or redeveloping on airport and adjacent properties so that development can contribute to overall airport revenue. The report explores methods and considerations and provides specific checklists to assist airports in preparing and implementing a commercial development plan. It addresses advantages and disadvantages of on-airport v...
  • Financing and Pricing

    TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2670 consists of 11 papers that explore finance and pricing, including: Measuring Drivers’ Attitudes Toward Use of Electronic Toll Collection Systems in Spain Probabilistic Approach to Evaluate Acceptable Toll Rates in Road Concessions Assessing the California Fuel Tax Swap of 2010 Who Should Pay for Local Streets? Who Does? Survey of New Jersey Municipalities Evaluation of a Nontraditional Approach to Fund, Finance, ...
  • Traffic Control Devices

    TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2624 consists of 6 papers that explore traffic control devices, including: Empirical Assessment of the Legibility of the Highway Gothic and Clearview Signage Fonts Driver Accuracy in Identifying Food and Attraction Targets on Business Logo Signs: Impacts of Driver Age, Number of Panels, Logo Familiarity, and Logo Format Implementation of a Dynamic All-Red Extension at Signalized Intersections in North Carolina: Evalua...
  • TR News May-June 2017: Valuing a Mature Highway System: In Search of the Holy Grail

    A featured article in the May-June 2017 issue of the TR News examines how to develop appropriate evaluation frameworks that account for the integration of new technologies into the infrastructure in order to accurately value the current highway system. The TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. It also includes brief news items of interest to the transportation community, research pays off arti...

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