THE REMOTE AIRPORT: A STUDY OF ACCESS FEASIBILITY

The present airport to city center distances are stated for those airports that are 22.5 km (14 miles) or more from city centers, and the travel times required for access and average speeds at peak and off-peak hours are reported. It is then pointed out that pressures for increased capacity are forcing location of new airports at increasing distances from cities, and the term "remote airport" is defined as those at distances in the range of 40 km to 80 km (25 miles to 50 miles). The need for a means of access that will not require excessive travel time is recognized, and costs of two modes of STOL aircraft from downtown STOLports, and rail rapid transit, are analyzed and compared to capital and operating costs.

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  • Accession Number: 00265475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc. Paper 10359
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1982 12:00AM