Airports Conference Program Materials and Media Files Now Available

Airports Conference

Regional Plan Association today released images, program materials, video and audio files of "Upgrading to World Class: the Future of the New York Region's Airports," held Thursday, January 27th at the JP Morgan Chase Conference Center in Lower Manhattan. Recap the days' events including keynote speeches by Marilyn Taylor, Chris Ward, Robert Steel and Michael Huerta and the presentation of RPA's long range planning study, "Upgrading to World Class: The Future of the New York Region's Airports," the centerpiece for discussion. More materials, including presentations and transcripts will be posted as they become available. We'll be announcing the releases on Twitter, so sign up to follow us.

Documents

News Release
Full Report (23.4MB)
Executive Summary (1MB)
Technical Appendices (7MB)
Conference Program (7MB)

Media

Morning Keynote: Airports and the World Class City
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Penn School of Design, SOM
Audio (MP3) | Video (vimeo) | View the Presentation (PDF)

The State of the New York Region's Airports: Key Challenges
Christopher O. Ward, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Audio (MP3) | Video (vimeo)

An Airports Agenda for the New York Region
Overview of Recommendations plus Q+A
Jeffrey M. Zupan, Senior Fellow, Transportation, Regional Plan Association
Audio (MP3) | Video (vimeo) | View the Presentation (PDF)

Panel - NextGen: Making it Work Best
Moderated by Brian Sullivan, Anchor, FOX Business Network
Tom Bock, General Manager for Operational Enhancements, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Captain Steve Dickson, Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, Delta Air Lines, Inc. and Chairman, RTCA Task Force 5
Mitchell Moss, Director, Rudin Center for Transportation Policy andManagement and Henry Hart Rice Professor Urban Policy and Planning at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Sharon Pinkerton, Vice President for Government Affairs, Air Transport Association
Audio (MP3) | Video (vimeo)

Panel - Expansion: Not If but When
Moderated by: Erik Engquist, Politics Editor, Crain's NY Business
Barbara E. Kauffman, Executive Vice President, Newark Regional Business Partnership
Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City
Robert Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association
Chris Cain, Chair, Forum of Regional European Airports and Head of the Airport Development Team, Newquay Airport, United Kingdom
Audio (MP3) | Video (vimeo)

Afternoon Keynote: Airports and the Economy
Robert K. Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of New York
Michael P. Huerta, Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
Introduction by Elliot G. Sander, Chairman, Regional Plan Association
Audio (MP3) | Video (vimeo)

 

News Coverage

January 27, 2011

Key airport expansions face geographic hurdles by Erik Engquist (CrainsNewYork.com)

Clearing the NYC Region for Takeoff by Paul Bubny (GlobeSt.com)

Planning group calls for $15B expansion of Newark, LaGuardia, JFK airports by Steve Strunsky (NJ.com)

To Expand, Airports May Need Radical Alterations, Report Says by Patrick McGeehan (NYTimes.com)

Expanding Area Airports Is a Must to Answer Demand, Say Planners by Jim O'Grady (WNYC.org)

Financial 411: Expanding New York and New Jersey Airports by Jim O'Grady (WNYC.org)

January 28, 2011

Expanding New York Airports Essential to Economic Future (AirportBusiness.com)

Report calls for Newark, JFK Airport expansions by Chris Hawley (AP.org)

FAA Foresees Airport Expansion, NextGen by Erik Engquist (CrainsNewYork.com)

A Plan Proposes to Reconstruct Newark A, JFK and LaGuardia Air Ports by Nicol Nicola (Examiner.com)

Friday Morning News Roundup by Shane Smith (JerseyCityIndependent.com)

Study says Stewart could handle 7 million passengers in 20 years (Mid-HudsonNews.com)

In Order to Survive, Airports Must Begin To East Rest of the City (NYPress.com)

Report calls for expansion of Kennedy, Newark airports by Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters)

Planners Say NY's Economy Will Strangle If Airports Don't Expand by Jim O'Grady (TransportationNation.org)

Study: Stewart should handle more traffic by Hank Gross (WAMC Northeast Public Radio)

Research group's report calls for Stewart Airport to expand by Michael Randall (Times Hearld-Record)

January 30, 2011

Editorial: Report on Stewart is Sobering (Times Herald-Record)

January 29, 2011

Lehigh Valley International Airport could play a role in easing air traffic congestion at New York area airports, study finds. by Nick Falsone (LehighValleyLive.com)

January 31, 2011

An Airport Whose Time May Not Come by Patrick McGeehan (NYTimes.com)

Planners Propose Expansion of NY-Area Airports by Michele McDonald (Aol Travel News)

February 1, 2011

Editorial: Demand puts pressure on airports (Newsday.com)

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