This report focuses upon two airport problems--terminal and access congestion. Airport planners and operators recognize the existence of these problems and have attempted to keep pace with the increasing traffic by building larger terminals and access highways. However, limitations in the capacities of such systems have forced new concepts to be proposed. One such concept is the construction of satellite terminals throughout the area served by an airport. This thesis examines a satellite system for Washington's National and Dulles Airports and describes the determination of the number and location of such terminals. A heuristic method was selected and an algorithm developed which minimizes the investment cost of providing adequate terminal and access system capacity. A dropping procedure was used in which a satellite station is assignal to each potential location, and those stations which were not economically sound were systematically eliminated. Passengers would pay their own fare in this system which makes the transportation cost equal to zero. It was therefore necessary to modify existing heuristic programs so that this particular situation could be evaluated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    George Washington Transportation Research Institute. Center for Intelligent Systems Research

  • Authors:
    • Spilseth, G
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

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  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM