A cost-effectiveness analysis of alternative airport access systems is described. The purpose of this study is to help define a national policy for airport development. Based on an extensive assessment of costs and travel times, optimal modes are defined for different values of travel time for different kinds of cities, ranges of airport traffic volumes and of airport distance from the center city. Highway modes appear most cost-effective, whether private autos for those who have them, or busways, taxis or limousines for the other half of the traffic. High speed railroad and VTOL systems are seen to be cost-effective except for very special cases.

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  • Accession Number: 00051438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #9141 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM