The primary purpose of this thesis is to develop a case study concerning airport access for use in MIT's Urban Transportation Laboratory - an undergraduate course in MIT's Department of Engineering. The first step in the case study analysis is the establishment of a base case simulating the airport access movements of resident and non-resident air passengers and airport employees on the major modes serving Logan International Airport in a given reference year. This flow patterns is then tested with respect to its sensitivity to changes in the demand model parameters. The next step in the analysis is the simulation of the projected airport - destined flow pattern in a target planning year, assuming no major changes in the access network. The projection simulation then serves as a benchmark with which to compare various policy and technology access options. One such option is evaluated in the case study. The last of designing and evaluating other alternatives is left to the students as a final assignment in the Urban Transportation Laboratory course. The case study also raises come of the issues involved in modeling airport access. In particular, the problems of modelling. Airport access demand, and tracing the effects of airport accessibility on air trip generations are discussed.

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • SHERMAN, L
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Pagination: 237 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00155482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM