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Reminder to airports: Four chances left to attend State Capital Improvement Program workshop

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Date:  Thursday, October 04, 2012

Contact: Robert Hodgman, WSDOT aviation senior planner, 360-596-8910 (Olympia)
John MacArthur, SCIP program manager, 360-596-8954 (Olympia)

ARLINGTON - Two down, four more to go. Washington airport managers are invited to attend any of the four remaining State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP) workshops:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, WSDOT North Central Region Headquarters, 2830 Euclid Ave., Bldg. B, Wenatchee
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, WSDOT Eastern Region Headquarters, 2714 N Mayfair St., Spokane
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, WSDOT South Central Region Headquarters, 900 E Selah Road, Yakima 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, WSDOT Southwest Region Headquarters, 11018 N.E. 51st Circle, Vancouver

Registration for each workshop begins at 8:30 a.m.; presentations are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon.

During the workshops, airport managers will receive important, need-to-know information about the changes the SCIP will bring to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Plan program. Managers will learn the essentials of navigating through the SCIP proces, and receive a demonstration of the Web-based SCIP tool.

WSDOT’s Aviation Division has already hosted two SCIP workshops on Oct. 2 in Tumwater and on Oct. 3 in Arlington. Participants have emphasized the benefits that workshops provide.

“The workshop was really an invaluable opportunity to see exactly how the SCIP works,” said Rudy Rudolph, Olympia Airport manager. “I would definitely recommend that other airports make it a priority to attend one.”

“We were given easy-to-follow guidance on how, when and what to submit in the SCIP process,” said Tim Mensonides, Arlington Airport coordinator. “It was also great having the chance to test the Web-based tool. It was user-friendly, easy to navigate, and without it, users could easily be lost.”

The SCIP provides increased predictability, consistency, and efficiency amongst airports, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and WSDOT when prioritizing projects that will compete for grants. SCIP data will be used to communicate the financial needs of the state aviation system to state legislators and other local decision-makers.

Learn more about the SCIP, and reserve a place at one of the workshops.

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