IMPORTANCE OF AIRPORT LANDSIDE CAPACITY

Airport terminals and roadway and parking systems have reached or are rapidly approaching critical stages or congestion. To alleviate this condition we need to quantify airport landside capacity, to produce some analytical tools for better planning, to identify areas in which engineering and research and development efforts can be applied to cope with the congestion problem, and to provide legislation for extending the Airport Development Aid Program, which will make federal funds available for construction or improvement of terminal facilities. These are the conclusions reached in this paper after examining the size and shape of the congestion problem. More specifically, it is suggested that we cultivate a more effective interface among the multijurisdictional agencies that influence the airport- urban relation, that we conceive of better ways to divert or absorb automobile traffic, and that we look more closely at airport activity forecasts in our efforts to achieve an effective balance between airside and landside capacity.

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    • Proceedings of a conference held in Tampa, Florida, April 28- May 2, 1975, and sponsored by the Transportation Systems Center and Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Barnum, John W
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00131157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM