This report describes the application of DTEM to the study of highway access to major airports in the tri-state region. The airports were studied individually and in completion with each other, in those situations: 1. Existing highway system; three airports, 2. a 1990 highway system; five airports; 3. A 1990 highway system; four airports. The 1990 system was created for study purposes only, and did not represent an official highway plan. The results show that: 2. About 82 precent of the regional population is within an hour's travel time of at least one major airport. 3. Mid-Manhattan is most accessible to LaGuardia but is within an hour of all three airports. 4. The pattern of planned development by 1990 causes the Newark tributary area to gain 9 percent of the regional population. 5. The addition of a fourth major airport in the vicinity of Newburgh in Orange County would place 13 percent of the 1990 population in its tributary area, diverting 10 percent from LaGuardia and 3 percent from Newark. 6. Without the fourth airport, about 77 percent of the 1990 population would be within an hour of a major airport; with it, 89 percent. 7. The distribution of flights among the airports as scheduled by the airlines was a stronger influence than accessibility, on the distribution of passenger trips among the airports.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Regional Planning Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007
  • Authors:
    • Jordan, D
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM