The subject of ground transportation to and at major air carrier airports has attracted much attention of transportation planners and airport authorities. In spite of many interesting studies few, if any, new or innovative airport access systems have been developed. There are various modes available for the transportation of people and goods to and from airports and within the airport terminal complex. Presently, the most widely used vehicle for airport travel in the United States is the private automobile. However, energy and resource constraints may very well, in the long range future, improve the viability of public transportation and rapid transit facilities as a means of airport access. The optimum ground transportation system for a particular airport will depend primarily on characteristics of the airport market area and of air travelers, an airport layout and on the type and level of ground and air transportation services offered. Modern planning practices once the programs of federal agencies favor into-modal approaches to the solution of transportation problems. They will ultimately result in better utilization of advanced public transportation systems by people and goods for airport and air service access.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Kurz, J W
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00155677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1982 12:00AM