Department of Transportation, Broward Sheriff’s Office, and Broward County
Aviation Department have teamed together for a project to enhance traffic
safety on the main entrance roadway into the airport. The project will be to place new warning
signs, new edge markings and raised pavement markers. The construction will
take place from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. from Sunday, March 21 – Thursday, March 25. Traffic will be allowed
to pass through the work zone. Flag persons will be controlling the flow of
traffic. For questions please contact Project Manager, Roy Rowland, at
Airport Volunteer Andrew Solomon is in San Rafael, California this
month bonding with his new seeing eye dog, a one and a half year old
Labrador Retriever. Andrew lost his last dog, Vernon, after almost 14 years
together, when he discovered a tumor on the dog that was inoperable. His
new companion was raised by a host family since he was about 10 weeks old.
in training with his new Labrador for another two weeks, and then he
graduates with his new partner. They are scheduled to return home to Fort
Lauderdale on Sunday, March 28, on a complimentary Southwest Airlines
flight. Guide Dogs for the Blind provided Andrew with his first dog,
Vernon, as well as his new dog, free of charge. Guide Dogs for the Blind is supported primarily through donations. www.guidedogs.com or (800)
The Broward County Aviation Department will host Networking Mixers
for businesses interested in bidding on the runway expansion and ongoing
projects at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). This is
an excellent opportunity for subcontractors to gather information and
network with prime contractors and subcontractors. Non-certified
subcontractors can learn about the Broward County Business Enterprise (CBE)
Program and the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification
(DBE) Program. Certified CBE and/or DBE vendor, firms are afforded the
opportunity to bid on Broward County contracts with DBE or CBE
County Aviation Department in conjunction with the Office of Economic and
Small Business Development will hold future Mixers and are looking for
prime contractors to host these networking/informational events.
March 25, 2010
Time: 5:30 – 7:30
Location: BCAD Auditorium-100 Aviation Boulevard, Ft.
Prime Contractor: Skanska USA
For information contact Jasmine Jones, Small Business Development
Specialist at (954) 359-2340 or at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential Sound Insulation Pilot Program Outreach Center’s new office is
located at 200 Dania Beach Boulevard, Suite 100, Dania Beach, FL 33004. It
provides convenient and direct community access to pilot program staff for
addressing overall program information. Pilot Program staff will be able to
answer general questions at (800) 924-2224 or (954) 924-2224; Website: www.FLLSoundInsulation.com
Wednesday, March 10, 2010, the Broward County Aviation Department held a
Homeowner Outreach Meeting for potential participants in the Voluntary
Residential Sound Insulation Pilot Program. This program will involve the
installation of sound insulation materials in 50 residential units which
are designed to reduce aircraft-generated noise in homes located in close
proximity to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Acoustical
improvements for eligible properties include upgrades to the weak “noise
paths” into a home, particularly windows, doors, and other openings. In
some cases, ventilation upgrades, including air conditioning will also be
offered. For information about the program, please visit the Pilot Program
Outreach Center. See the previous story for address, contact information
and the project’s website.
The Community Outreach Office has moved to the Aviation Department’s
Administrative Office (100 Aviation Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, just
½ mile from its former location. Allan Siegel, Community Outreach
Coordinator, provides information about the south runway expansion, other
airport construction projects, and general airport activities. You may contact him at (954) 359-6978, E-Mail:
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The Broward County
Aviation Department has launched a completely redesigned website for Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) that is now more user
friendly, easier to navigate, and available in 56 languages.
We have added an abundance of relevant passenger and airport visitor
information, with an attractive new look and feel. Navigating the
site is simpler, with enhancements like drop down menus. Every page
on the website has a printer-friendly option. Flight information, the most
popular section of the website, is prominently located on the homepage
along with a new design for the Transportation and Parking pages. We’ve
added a Traveler Tips page as well as a comprehensive site map at the
bottom of the home page that helps even the most website-challenged
visitors find exactly what they’re looking for.
Check out the new site at
the same address we’ve always had, www.fll.net, and see what FLL has to
Total passenger traffic for the month of
January was 1,966,241, up 4.1% over January 2009. International traffic was
306,405, up 5.7% over January last year.
January marked the 5th consecutive month of positive
growth and was the highest month on record for international traffic. New service by the Colombian carrier
Aires and a strong month for most of the Canadian carriers contributed to
the growth in international traffic.
January continued the trend
of growth that began last September. New service by JetBlue (up 14.0%), Virgin
America, AirTran (up 10.7%), Midwest, and Spirit (up 6.4%) all contributed
to the growth in traffic and offset decreases by several legacy carriers
including American, Continental, and US Airways.
Of the top 35 US airports,
FLL ranked 10th in terms of total traffic growth for the month
of January and was 1st in the state.
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of Health has launched a toll-free number to provide public health
information and updates on H1N1 Swine flu.
information line is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a
week. Information is available in English, Spanish, and Creole.
additional information about the H1N1 Flu, please visit the Centers for
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