System Plan Performance Measures

In document Massachusetts Statewide Airport System Plan. Technical Report (Page 36-40)

In developing a “report card” for airport performance, the Massachusetts airport system will be evaluated or graded on the six goal categories identified above. Performance measures for each of the goal categories are the “tests” that are applied to determine how well the system is currently performing with respect to each category. Through coordination efforts internal to MassDOT Aeronautics in conjunction with Consultant Team and PMT efforts, appropriate performance measures were established for the individual goal categories.

Figure 1-4 provides a summary of those goal categories and their associated performance measures that will be used in the MSASP. Again, most of the measures were identified by MassDOT Aeronautics and the PMT for their relevance and importance to the Massachusetts airport system. It is important to note that several of the performance measures used to evaluate the Massachusetts aviation system are action-oriented, while others are more informational in nature. Many of the measures are also performance based and have the ability to be tracked in the future. The information presented in Figure 1-4 is integral to the remainder of this study.

2010 MASSACHUSETTS STATEWIDE AIRPORT SYSTEM PLAN Figure 1-4: Goal Categories and Performance Measures Goal Category: STANDARDS

1. Percent of system airports meeting applicable FAA design standards for Runway Safety Areas (RSAs).

2. Percent of system airports with a runway pavement classification of “good.”

3. Percent of system airports with access controls to the airport operating areas.

4. Percent of system airports with an updated survey of aeronautical obstructions.

5. Percent of system airports with an airport perimeter road.

6. Percent of system airports with controlling interest (property ownership/easements) over the FAA design standard Runway Protection Zones (RPZs) for each runway end.

7. Percent of system airports that meet applicable FAA runway/taxiway separation design criteria on their runways.

8. Percent of system airports with a General Aviation Airport Security Plan.

9. Percent of system airports that have an Airport Emergency Plan.

10. Percent of system airports with Airport Minimum Standards, and Airport Rules and Regulations documents for their facility.

Goal Category: ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE & STEWARDSHIP

1. Percent of system airports that comply with the EPA’s current requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC).

2. Percent of system airports that comply with the EPA’s current requirements for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP).

3. Percent of applicable system airports with a Vegetation Management Plan (VMP).

4. Percent of applicable system airports with updated yearly operating plans associated with their existing VMPs.

5. Percent of system airports with a Wildlife Management Plan.

6. Percent of system airports with a Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.

7. Percent of system airports with surrounding municipalities that have adopted appropriate controls/zoning controls to help ensure that land uses within the airport environs are compatible with airport operations and development.

8. Percent of system airports with alternative fuel vehicles or other alternative fuel equipment.

9. Percent of system airports with recycling programs.

10. Percent of system airports with airport noise contours.

Goal Category: ECONOMIC

1. Percent of the direct economic impacts of individual airports in terms of airport related jobs and dollars.

2. Percent of total employment/businesses within 30 minutes of a system airport.

3. Percent of population and area within 30 minutes of a system airport meeting traditional business user needs (supports business aviation/Part 135).

4. Percent of system airports with expansion / development potential.

5. Percent of system airports with established/developable industrial park abutting/nearby airport.

6. Number of key tourism indicators (i.e. hotel rooms) within 30 minutes of system airports.

2010 MASSACHUSETTS STATEWIDE AIRPORT SYSTEM PLAN Figure 1-4: Goal Categories and Performance Measures (continued)

Goal Category: PRESERVATION

1. Percent of airports meeting minimum facility and service objectives.

2. Percent of system airports with displaced thresholds.

3. Percent of system airports with a waiting list for T-hangars or community hangars.

4. Percent of system airports with a terminal/administration building, and percent of those buildings constructed since 1990.

5. Percent of existing capital projects funding versus the future capital projects costs for system airports.

6. Percent of system airports with an airport restaurant.

7. Percent of system airports that offer based flight training.

8. Percent of system airports that offer aircraft maintenance services.

9. Percent of system airports that offer aircraft charter services.

10. Percent of system airports that have a Winter Operations Plan.

11. Number of system airports that have closed since 1980 (public-owned and privately-owned, public-use airports).

12. Percent of system airports that are recognized in local comprehensive plans.

Goal Category: PUBLIC OUTREACH

1. Percent of system airports that have established public outreach programs that include active coordination efforts with the local community, as well as local, state, regional and federal governmental representatives.

2. Percent of system airports that have an educational outreach program that illustrate aviation career opportunities to students.

3. Percent of system airports that host annual air shows or fly-ins.

4. Percent of system airports that are members of their local chambers of commerce.

5. Percent of the population and area that are within 30 minutes of a system airport with a full-time flight school/flight instructor.

Goal Category: TRANSPORTATION INTEGRATION AND ACCESSIBILITY

1. Percent of system airports that provide intermodal options for their community, including public transportation interfaces at the airports (i.e. bus).

2. Percent of total population within 30 minutes of a publicly owned system airport & of a public/privately-owned system airport.

3. Percent of system airports accessed by roads within the National Highway System.

4. Percent of system airports that are adequately accessible in terms of signage and access road quality.

5. Percent of system airports that are acknowledged in local/regional transportation plans.

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SUMMARY

The groundwork established in this phase of the MSASP is used to guide the remainder of the system plan, providing a foundation for subsequent analysis. Specifically, the goal categories and associated performance measures presented in this chapter are used to

1. guide the collection of data and information at system airports during the inventory phase of the study,

2. determine how well Massachusetts’s system of public use airports is currently performing, and

3. identify where Massachusetts airport system is currently adequate, as well as where it is presently deficient, or where overlaps may be present.

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In document Massachusetts Statewide Airport System Plan. Technical Report (Page 36-40)

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