Studies of airport activities and user characteristics at 34 high volume U. S. airports indicate that disbursed trip origins cannot economically justify rapid transit corridor investments dedicated to airport access travel. Generally, airports have too much off-roadway parking in central terminal areas and this concentration of vehicular activities near terminal buildings congest internal roadways. The study proposes a number of low-capital improvement concepts to airport access/egress. These improvements are generally directed towards improving the traffic flow in the central terminal area through better flow controls, diversion of automobile traffic from the central terminal area, and changes in travel patterns. The latter can be changes in mode and/or time of travel. Three specific operational experiments are proposed to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed concepts. The experiments are a remote parking experiment at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, bus-rail links from La Guardia and Kennedy Airports in New York and evaluation of a garage-baggage handling system at Seattle-Tacoma Airport. Cost of implementing all these experiments is estimated to be $1.444 million.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Smith (Wilbur), and Associates, New York. See also Volume 2, PB-223 842.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Whitlock, E M
    • Sanders, D B
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 178 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-73-32-1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-462-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1981 12:00AM