AN INVESTIGATION OF ADVANCED PARKING INFORMATION SYSTEMS AT AIRPORTS

As a result of the recent increase in air traffic volume and the high degree of dependence on the automobile as the dominant mode of ground transportation to and from the airport, the access roads and parking lots at many of the nation's airports are experiencing additional demands. Additionally, when parking areas near capacity, circulation problems are compounded especially when travelers are unaware of the location of available spaces. Although all airports have parking guidance in the form of static signing as navigational aids, advanced parking information (API) systems attempt to alleviate some of the problems and hassles associated with searching for available parking spaces by using Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies to first direct travelers to open lots or garages and then to specific bays. The overall goal of this research was to develop an API system using ITS technologies for communicating real-time parking information to airport users. A review of current literature and previous research was performed. To fill gaps in the literature reviewed regarding applications of API systems at airports, officials from airports with existing and planned systems were contacted and interviewed on the telephone. Additionally, data regarding user preference in parking information were collected using a self-administered survey questionnaire. Using the information gathered from the literature review, interviews, and surveys, guidelines for implementing an API system to provide users with real-time parking availability or alternate parking suggestions at airports were developed. To illustrate the use of the guidelines, they were implemented on the hypothetical expansion of the API system currently installed in Terminal C at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 79-112
  • Monograph Title: COMPENDIUM: GRADUATE STUDENT PAPERS ON ADVANCED SURFACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS (1999)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00793190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: UTC, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 12 2000 12:00AM