AIRPORT ACCESS/EGRESS SYSTEMS STUDY. VOLUME I. TEXT
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.
- Prepared by Smith (Wilbur), and Associates, New York. See also Volume 2, PB-223 842.
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- Whitlock, E M
- Sanders, D B
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Pagination: 178 p.
- TRT Terms: Access roads; Airport access; Airports; Central business districts; City planning; Evaluation; Feasibility analysis; Highway traffic; Improvements; Intermodal terminals; Landside capacity; Public transit; Rapid transit; Traffic congestion; Traffic engineering; Travel; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport; John F. Kennedy International Airport; LaGuardia Airport; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; U.S. Department of Transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city; Osdot; Terminal congestion; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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