In an effort to obtain specific data as to the types of vehicular trips made to the state airport, determine the origin, destination and purpose of these trips, and obtain pertinent data concerning the personal and vehicular use of the airport, one out of every three vehicles leaving the air terminal area were surveyed. Every person 5 years of age and older in each vehicle was surveyed, hourly counts were made of the vehicles by type entering the station and both manual and automatic counts were made of all vehicles leaving the air terminal area. Hourly and 24-hour expansion factors based on the hourly survey manual and automatic counts were developed and applied to the daily survey data. Results indicate that the total volume of passengers using the airport is split between emplaned and deplaned passengers; passenger activity peaks in summer and then fall. Economic factors were found to have slowed the growth in air travel. The vehicular data gathered related to the use of parking facilities and registration. Person data provided information of trip purpose (50 percent were not involved with travel). Maps which illustrate trip origin and destination data indicate general rather than specific patterns of person trip travel to and from the airport.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program

    265 Melrose Street
    Providence, RI  United States  02907
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #51 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM