Sequestration and the MA Transportation Bond Bill

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View of existing Administration and SRE Building, Beverly Municipal Airport

The automatic Federal budgetary cuts associated with Congressional Sequestration coupled with the ongoing uncertainty in the Massachusetts legislature over Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed $19 billion dollar Transportation Bond Bill for overhauling the Commonwealth’s aging transportation network over the next decade will have an immediate, significant, and long-term impact to the Massachusetts aviation system – one of several key gateways to the New England region.

BVY addn persp - FINAL

Birdseye view of one of the potential SRE building expansion concepts

At the invitation of the on-call airport engineer, Jacobs Engineering, we recently assisted Beverly Municipal Airport – one of several MA airports that has been scheduled by the FAA to begin scaling down contract air traffic control tower operations in April as a result of the Sequester – in developing the project scope for a flexible and cost-effective adaptive re-use building expansion to enhance the Airport’s existing 1980s hybrid Administration and Snow Removal Equipment (SRE) Facility.

Model view - FINAL

Model: typical building expansion bay with rooftop PV array

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