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Oakland International Airport, 2001 Timeline Saturday, April 21 Bookmark and Share     Author
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Most of $1.38B expansion on hold  Project must now wait for further environmental studies Terminal evacuated, security breach
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Runway repaving finished early  Airport finished repaving main runway 4 days ahead of schedule. Flights were rerouted over San Leandro and Alameda Airport departure fee to rise  The increase, from $3 to $4.50 would help fund the planned $1.38 billion expansion of Oakland International Airport Court stalls expansion at airport  A state appellate court stopped $1.38 billion expansion and ordered new studies of noise and toxic pollution   OAK reopened for commercial flights  Airport will comply with the new FAA safety and security regulations   Short-Term Parking Lots closed  Lot is too close to the terminal. Short-term lots will move to the long-term parking Sailboat infringes security zone  Sailboat came within 500 feet of the location of the Oakland International Airport's fuel tank farm Methamphetamine smuggle attempt  Couple stopped at airport security checkpoint. They had taped $50,000 worth of drugs to their bodies   Security Breaches at Airport  Several security guards were found sleeping on the job.   Facial recognition technology  The airport to become one of the first in the nation to deploy such technology in interrogation rooms Airport's access badges missing  10% of 10,000 total badges that grant access to secure areas appear to be missing Metroport plan  Port Commission approved a $364 million development of a Class A commercial district on 23 acres near OAK $30 million golf course project  Lew F. Galbraith Golf Course near OAK is one of the most expensive public golf course-related projects Private security to be moved out
Flights From Oakland to Kona  Aloha Airlines has started flights to the big island of Kona, Hawaii 4 days a week Tunnel and ferry links rejected  Airport's consultants sank a plan to drive passengers to and from OAK on high-speed ferries or through a transbay tunnel. Airport Repaving Main Runway  Main runway was shut down for repaving, and will remain closed for 10 days Hazardous waste violations

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  EPA fines Alaska Airlines $84,500 for improperly storing hazardous waste at maintenance facility

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  Presence of law enforcementto to be increase and the role of a private security firm decrease
  Problem was identified after takeoff, plane landed in Oakland, all travelers in that terminal were evacuated
Nov.26   Rally against aviation security law
  Security screeners are protesting of a law, which requires workers to be U.S. citizens

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Dec.11   More flights to LA
  American Eagle will launch jet service with 6 daily roundtrips Dec.21   5 Hour Lines
  Many Southwest Airlines passengers missed their flights

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