The so-called "300-foot rule," which prohibited parking of unattended vehicles within 300 feet of airport terminals, has been lifted as long as the national threat level remains below Orange. However, the rule will be enforced whenever the threat level rises to Orange or Red. To meet this requirement, airports must essentially have two separate and interchangeable parking programs in place, and must have the ability to immediately switch from one to the other. Options for meeting this challenge include closing off certain parking spaces, hand-searching vehicles, and building blast walls between parking areas and terminals. In the future, airports are likely to build parking facilities further from the terminal. However, the added inconvenience will lead many travelers to seek private, off-site parking. To remain competitive, airports should consider offering valet parking, providing baggage drop-off in parking areas, or offering shuttle service from the parking area to the terminal.

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    • Page range: pp 46-47, 49.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated

    4212 King Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22302
  • Authors:
    • Jobin, M
  • Publication Date: 2003-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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  • Accession Number: 00960768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2003 12:00AM