A SURVEY OF NEW YORK CITY AIRPORT LIMOUSINE SERVICE: A DEMAND ANALYSIS

AN INTENSIVE, IN-DEPTH SURVEY OF A NEW YORK CITY AIRPORT LIMOUSINE SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE NATURE OF THE DEMAND FOR AIRPORT-ACCESS SERVICES. THE PRINCIPAL FINDINGS ARE THAT (1) THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS STRONGLY ASYMMETRIC BY DIRECTION; (2) THE SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE USERS ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE OF OTHER AIRPORT TRAVELERS; (3) A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RIDERS ARE ESSENTIALLY CAPTIVE TO THE SERVICE; AND (4) TRAVELERS ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT WELL AHEAD OF FLIGHT TIME, 50 PERCENT OF THEM BEING THERE ABOUT AN HOUR EARLY. THE MODAL-SPLIT MODEL STATISTICALLY CALIBRATED FROM THESE AND OTHER OBSERVATIONS INDICATES THAT AIRPORT-ACCESS TRAVELERS ARE RELATIVELY INSENSITIVE TO SPEED BUT ARE QUITE SENSITIVE TO COSTS. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 192-201
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Evaluation of Transportation Systems
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309019605
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1977 12:00AM