AN EVALUATION OF GROUND TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR AIRPORTS

THE PROPORTION OF A TOTAL DOMESTIC AIR PASSENGER TRIP CONSUMED IN VARIOUS GROUND BASED ACTIVITIES RANGES FROM 67 PERCENT FOR THE TORONTO-MONTREAL TRIP, TO ABOUT 30 PERCENT FOR THE TORONTO-VANCOUVER TRIP. GROUND TRAVEL TIMES REPRESENT 60-70 PERCENT OF THE TRAVEL TIME SPENT ON THE GROUND. THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN THE EVALUATION OF AIRPORT GROUND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ARE IDENTIFIED. IN 1966, ABOUT 15 PERCENT OF THE DEPARTING AIR PASSENGERS HAD DESTINATIONS IN THE TORONTO C.B.D. DURING THE 6.30-7.30 P.M. PERIOD. THE REMAINING PASSENGER DESTINATIONS WERE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE REGION SERVED BY TORONTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. AIRPORT EMPLOYEES WERE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS WITH CONVENIENT ACCESS TO THE AIRPORT WITH A HEAVY CONCENTRATION IN THE NORTH-WESTERN SUBURBS OF METROPOLITAN TORONTO. IT IS FORECAST THAT THE 1968 PEAK HOUR PASSENGER FLOW BETWEEN TORONTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE TORONTO C.B.D. WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 1000 PERSONS. A FAIRLY COARSE ANALYSIS OF THE COST/PASSENGER FOR VARIOUS TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES SUGGESTS THAT THESE COSTS WILL BE 3 TO 4 TIMES GREATER THAN THE CURRENT LIMOUSINE COSTS. THESE COSTS ARE BASED ON 1986 PREDICTED PASSENGER VOLUMES. THE EFFICIENCY OF THE TOTAL AIR-PASSENGER TRIP MIGHT BE IMPROVED BY REDUCING PASSENGER PROCESSING AND RISK TIMES. PASSENGER COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS FOR SUBURBAN AREAS BASED ON A JITNEY BUS SERVICE MIGHT IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE GROUND COMPONENT OF THE TRIP. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 12pp, 7fig, 6 TAB, 11 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Waterloo

    Department of Civil Engineering, 200 University Avenue West
    Waterloo, Ontario  Canada  N2L 3G1
  • Authors:
    • Hutchinson, B G
    • PEARSON, P M
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00240854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM