Road congestion rather than airspace congestion at Los Angeles International Airport is forcing the Los Angeles Dept. of Airports to consider implementation of a capacity control plan in which airport road capacity would determine the number of allowable air operations. In its present form, the draft regulation proposes a starting date of Mar. 1, 1981. Aim of the plan is to establish the annual number of scheduled flight operations that would result in a level of road traffic congestion at the airport that would be no worse than that experienced in 1977. Traffic studies by a local transportation and traffic engineering firm, Robert Crommelin and Associates, Inc., have established that the maximum roadway capacity at Los Angeles International is about 4,100 vehicles an hour, and the maximum desirable level based on 1977 results is 3,690 vehicles per hour. In 1979, there were 115 hr. during the year when vehicular traffic exceeded 3,700 vehicles an hour, including 9 hr. when traffic exceeded 4,100 vehicles an hour. Since there is a direct relationship between air passengers, scheduled air operations and ground traffic volume, Los Angeles airport officials believe that regulating the air traffic into the airport will directly affect the ground traffic situation. (Author)

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Ropelewski, R R
  • Publication Date: 1980-10-20

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 53-55
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  • Accession Number: 00324466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM