Updated Survey of Laws and Regulations Applicable to Airport Commercial Ground Transportation

Commercial ground transportation at United States airports includes public transit, door-to-door shuttle van service, charter buses, limousines, rental cars, taxicabs, hotel courtesy shuttles, wheel chair services, and courier operators. Technological developments, such as transportation network companies (TNCs), car-sharing operations, and driverless cars, have added more options and challenges for airport ground transportation operations. These ground transportation carriers may be governed by state/local statutes and ordinances and/or airport contracts and be required to comply with federal, state, and local rules and regulations. GPS, geo-fencing capabilities, web-based apps, and digital fee transactions also have raised new issues for airports to address. Since the security status of any U.S. airport is subject to change without advance notice, directives issued may be altered by law enforcement personnel, federal Transportation Security Administration officers, or airport emergency safety personnel at any time. Local regulations also may contain penalty and enforcement provisions and grievance procedures, which vary in detail depending on the size, use, and individual characteristics of the subject airport. This legal digest builds on ACRP LRD 3: Survey of Laws and Regulations of Airport Commercial Ground Transportation (2008), and synthesizes available guidance, including regulations, statutes, policies, and case decisions (administrative or court) pertaining to commercial ground transportation. The digest includes an updated survey of federal, state, and local commercial ground transportation statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations, with extensive examples of each. The digest includes a summary of litigation, sample permits, and contracts.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 109p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01759696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309673587
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ACRP Project 11-01 Topic 10-04
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2020 2:37PM