Direct airport access by rapid transit is an accomplished fact in four U.S. cities and is achieved by a short shuttle bus ride from a nearby transit station in two others. This roundup of the building of and experience with direct access by rail transit at Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington's National and Chicago's O'Hare, and by shuttle bus at Boston and New York City's Kennedy International. Generally service is provided with relatively new equipment on schedules bettering those on uncongested freeways. There is unused capacity on all the lines and until recently little effort or money was devoted to promotion and advertising of airport transit service; this situation is now changing. The quality of service, fares and accessibility at the airports and downtown stations are described. UMTA has been a major participant in funding several line extensions and Chicago is now seeking aid for a line to its Midway Airport. Atlanta has contracted for a short extension of its north-south line to Harsfield International. Among other possibilities for rail transit access are San Francisco, St. Louis, Dallas, Newark, and Washington's Dulles International.

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 66-69
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  • Accession Number: 00455068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM