This thesis considers the airport access subsystem with particular reference to the behavioral characteristics of users of the system. Two separate but interrelated surveys of a New York City area suburban limousine service were performed to provide data by analysis in this light and additional data for company limousine travellers with general airport travellers. The results of the first survey were used to develop two models of travel behavior: one an aggregate formulation, the other a disaggregate formulation. The models results emphasized, respectively, the high sensitivity to costs of airport travelers and the importance of auto availability in determining airport access modal choice. The aggregate model was employed in policy formualtion. The second survey indicated that positive and expected results followed this process. Analysis of the effects of auto availability in airport travel indicated that public transportation models are considered generally after private models are investigated by a potential passenger. Finally the relevance of the results of the planning of access systems is discussed, with particular reference to the cost sensitivity of airport travellers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Koller, P
    • Skinner, R E
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Pagination: 188 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00155495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM