Factors associated with environmental constraints in airport systems planning have led to an emphasis on airport ground access and intra-airport transit planning. The choice between highways and mass transit and the advantages and disadvantages of each are considered. Rapid transit links which are unable to generate patronage are discussed with reference to the airport rapid transit connector in Cleveland, Ohio. A program to construct a TACV system between Dallas and Fort Worth connecting both cities with the new regional airport is noted. In Houston, private developers have built 4 satellite terminals on major transportation corridors in the metropolitan area. Transit service between the airport and the terminals is provided on 30-minute headways during 11 hours of the days. A number of innovative intra-airport circulation systems have been developed to shuttle passengers between remote parking areas and terminal buildings. The system operating in Tampa airport which is comparable to the system under development at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is described. A pace setter in airport development is the Houston International's underground transit system to connect the ground access parking facilities with 2 satellite terminals. The system provides service on 2-minute headways to 6 stations through the terminal area. The AIRTRANS system at Dallas/Fort Worth airport is also described.

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    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

    7315 Wisconsin Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20014
  • Authors:
    • Corradino, J C
    • Schimpeler, C C
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Accession Number: 00155601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM