ACCELERATING WALKWAY SYSTEM ANALYSIS AT WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT
An accelerating walkway system (AWS) is a high capacity, continuously available mode of public transportation that has the potential of filling the service gap between walking or conventional moving walkways and conventional vehicular transit systems. This study examines the site and passenger demand characteristics at the Washington National Airport and analyzes the physical, service, and economic feasibility of using an AWS to provide a pedestrian connection service between the Metro Rapid Rail Station and the air terminal. An economic feasibility of the AWS was performed that included investigation of the capital cost, operating and maintenance cost, and life cycle cost of five different AWS manufacturers (Dunlop, APL, Dean Research, TRAX, and Boeing). This report contains numerous charts illustrating the airport facilities, passenger demand, and the various costs associated with the AWS.
- See also PB-290 682.
Mitre CorporationMetrek Division, 1820 Dolley Madison Boulveard
McLean, VA United States 22102
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Chung, Chung Choo
- Publication Date: 1979-6
- Pagination: 79 p.
- TRT Terms: Airports; Analysis; Conveyors; Costs; Economic factors; Feasibility analysis; Maintenance management; Operating costs; Parking facilities; Passenger transportation; Passengers; Pedestrians; People movers; Public transit; Sidewalks; Specifications; Travel demand; Urban transportation; Walkways
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Maintenance costs; Requirement
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic considerations
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Economics; Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00314366
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-06-0041-79-3
- Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-50016
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 27 1982 12:00AM