The impact of improved airport access on other elements of the transportation network is evaluated. While airports represent the single largest traffic generator in most regions, they attract only a small part of that region's total trips. Satisfying the airport's growing need and yet maintaining equity in transportation throughout a region is a major dilemma faced by many large and medium-size cities. Airport access problems occur in three areas: roads and transit systems up to the airport boundary; roads, parking, and circulation elements within the airport boundary; and movement at the terminal from the curb to the airplane. Solving the airport access problem is complicated, although several airport officials and local planners have attempted to alleviate congestion. Local programs to minimize airport access problems in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C., are noted, as well as Federal programs. An annotated bibliography is provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Urban Consortium for Technology Initiatives Information Bulletin.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Technology, Incorporated

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    Department of Transportation

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  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-80-18, HS-029 556
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2003 12:00AM