Currently on display at the John Wayne Orange County Airport is an exhibit featuring the entries to the American Institute of Architects Orange County Design Competition. The exhibition will run through November 28, 2014. The AIAOC Design Competition is open to local community colleges with architecture programs. The goal of the competition is to connect future design architects with applicable design scenarios in order to grow their expertise and encourage new and creative approaches to design. Of tremendous benefit to the students is that they receive genuine advice and feedback from professionals in the industry. The challenge of this year’s competition was to design an urban site in Downtown Riverside …..
A grand jury has released a 67 page report citing that the John Wayne Airport can do more to boost the county’s economy. Constraints put on the airport, which limit the amount of noise and pollution in the area, limit the economic impact the airport can have. The report suggests that expanding operations and lifting some of the restrictions will help to create a more robust economy for the area. However, opponents of the report, say that fewer restrictions may mean the devaluing of homes and property values in the area. The Orange County Board of Supervisors typically has 90 days to agree or disagree with the grand jury’s recommendations. …..
The Transportation Security Administration has begun a program called TSA Pre?™ that allows some passengers who are deemed “low-risk” to take advantage of accelerated, more efficient security screenings at participating U.S. airports. Travelers approved for TSA Pre?™ will not have to remove belts, shoes, light jackets and laptops from carry-ons which will allow them to move through the security screening more quickly, improving their travel experience. In April the John Wayne Orange County Airport started taking applications for the TSA Pre?™. Those interested in applying for the program can complete an online pre-enrollment application at www.TSA.gov and then visit an application center in person to provide the remaining information including …..