The opening of the new terminal roads at San Diego International Airport did not end the change in airport operations. Standing drives just began the push in green enterprise work.
Eighteen airport gates need preconditioners put in. Lower ground aircraft emissions at the airfield will help save the downtown air from over pollution. A rumor? Rep. Scott Peters (D-San DIego) has made officially known the international airport will get over 22 million dollars in grant funds from the U.S. Transportation Department to do slow but sure green work.
Better San Diego air quality is just one offer on the work goal table.
Ramp drainage needs strengthening and the grant money fits the bill. Airport workers will put in a new drainage system on the airfield's north side. Near a future rental car center location.
Times has also finally come to put more work into lowering the noise level in nearby homes. The over 2,600 homes already insulated against noise by work done for the Quiet Home Program adds up to only a big step in the plan to lower the impact of airplane noise. More locals living nearby will soon reap the benefits of the program the federal transportation department funded.
Operations at Lindbergh field are on the way to becoming the "efficient and environemntally responsible" operations Peters can now see unfold. With the federal money award, green plans will not fall short.
This is an On The Watch Take.