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New web tool steers airport sponsors through the State Capital Improvement Program

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 16:44

John MacArthur, WSDOT aviation planner, 360-596-8954

OLYMPIA – Airport managers and decision makers are receiving a helping hand when navigating through the State Capital Improvement Program (SCIP), a planning process that helps target limited state and federal funds to the state’s most critical airport investment needs.

The Washington State Department of Transportation has developed a new SCIP e-Learning tool that allows airport sponsors to learn the SCIP Web-application process at their own pace.

The e-Learning module introduces users to the SCIP, explains programming and provides a project analysis. A main feature of this new tool is step-by-step instructions on how to enter data into the SCIP Web application. It concludes with suggestions from the Federal Aviation Administration and WSDOT on airport project planning.

WSDOT uses the data that airport sponsors enter into the SCIP to identify the most crucial projects at the state’s 136 public-use airports and develops a prioritized, five-year list. WSDOT and FAA then use this list as the basis for airport-investment decision making.

For more information contact John MacArthur, WSDOT aviation planner, at 360-596-8954.

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