The problem of providing ground access to airports in large metropolitan areas discussed. The first step in analyzing the problem of access to airports is an evaluation of the location and characteristics of the demand for air travel. In the first paper, Whitlock and Cleary present past trends in intercity passenger travel including door-to-door travel times, freight movements, user mix, and hourly variations. Also, air passenger traffic is forecast and passenger/vehicle relationships are explored. Next, Silence describes the Federal Highway Administration's analysis of the access problem. A study is presented of the average travel times under differing traffic conditions for the major hub airports across the country. Lardiere and Jarema forecast future demand for air travel, both in aggregate and for hub airports, and the effects of such demand are discussed in relation to ground transportation needs. Because of the dispersal of origins and destinations of airport-oriented traffic, highways will continue to provide the principal means of access. In the fourth paper, Corradino and Ferreri report on an origin/destination study of air passengers at Philadelphia International Airport that reaffirmed the high dispersal of trip origins and destinations. The airport access problem described here is only one facet of the total airport facilities problem and as such cannot be resolved by itself.

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  • Accession Number: 00155484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 274
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2003 12:00AM