COORDINATING GROUND TRANSPORTATION--AN AIRPORT MANAGER'S VIEW

The coordination of ground transportation at a major airport includes such things as making a determination of the types of airport ground transportation to be provided to the public as well as a determination of the interface between the categories of ground transportation, the selection of ground transportation operators, and the type of operation best suited to the particular airport or community involved. Most airport ground transportation systems include taxis, limousines, and buses. In addition, most airports will have a variety of special types of transportation that include wheelchair vans, ambulances, hotel and motel courtesy cars, car rentals, and speciality buses. It is noted that the interface between these categories must receive special attention if the public is to receive proper service from each of them. The selection of ground transportation operators by bid or negotiation is discussed. Problem areas such as labor disputes level of service, and competing modes are also discussed. Solutions to these problems are made easier for the airport authority if there is only one responsible ground transportation operator. An effective coordination of airport ground transportation services cannot be accomplished without a close and cooperative relationship between the airport operator and the ground transportation operator. A poor relationship is to the disadvantage of both as well as to the public which is being served and must be avoided at all costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of Airport Executives

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Authors:
    • Wagener, L E
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 21-23
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179387
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Management Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1981 12:00AM