If you fly at one of the 72 busiest airports in the United States, you'll notice something different as you taxi to the runway hold-short line. Yellow dashes will soon be placed on both sides of the taxiway centerline within 150 feet of the runway hold-short line. This is intended to alert pilots that they are approaching a runway holding position and should cross-check their taxiing instructions to determine if they are cleared to cross the hold-short line. They will be installed at all major air carrier airports by June 30, 2008.
January 19, 2006