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Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) System

The Ground Transportation Center (GTC) is served by taxis and shuttle buses from many hotels and other facilities. In an effort to eliminate excessive engine dwell times from these vehicles, the Airport implemented an Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) system. As part of the AVI system, all service vehicles entering the Airport GTC are equipped with transponders, and thus vehicle operators can be billed based on the number of times they access the GTC and the amount of time they spend there. This billing system creates a disincentive to dwell excessively at the GTC, thereby reducing emissions.

Calendar year 2009 marked the first full year of AVI system availability. Since it became operational, the system has recorded approximately 1.5 million vehicle entries into the GTC.

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