VEHICULAR TRAFFIC PATTERNS AT AN AIRPORT IN RELATION TO AIRLINE PASSENGER VOLUMES

If a relationship between the use of such highways and parking areas and some parameter of airport activity can be found--the capacity of required automobile facilities for future stages of the airport's growth can be calculated, and the development of the vehicular system can be programmed. This paper describes research carried out to develop such a tool. The airport parameter thought likely to be most useful is the hourly flow of deplaning and emplaning passengers, and it was the purpose of this project to relate vehicular activity to such a traffic pattern. To develop and test the relationships, data were collected at San Francisco International Airport during two weeks of August 1966. The data included: 1. Airline passenger deplaning and emplaning, by hour of day, 2. Automobile entrance and exit flows at the airport parking facilities, by hour of day, 3. Automobile entrance and exit flows on the airport access roads, by hour of day, Relationships were developed by stepwise multiple regression techniques. Equations with good coefficients of regression were found relating the rate of automobile flow into and out of public parking facilities to the flow of deplaning and emplaning passengers.

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    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • KOUSSIOS, D
    • Homburger, W S
  • Publication Date: 1967-5

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  • Accession Number: 00073877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 44
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM