AIRPORTS GROUND ACCESS: TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

This article presents a traffic management technique that would charge the motorists who enter the airport to pickup or discharge passengers. These motorists who use the airport roadways add to the overall traffic volume within the airport thereby contributing to traffic congestion during peak periods. The airport access fee would eliminate the movement of "thru" traffic which uses the airport roadways as a "short-cut" or to by pass traffic congestion or nearby arterial highways. This access toll operation is presently being used at such airports as Dallas-Fort Worth and at Naples, Florida. Several airports levy a user charge on taxis by means of a coin-operated gate at the entrances to the taxi holding lots. The access charge, it is noted, should be a uniform toll. The toll is an untapped source of revenue for the airport agencies and could be used for needed improvements such as increasing the capacity of the internal roadways for better traffic circulation, and to offset increases in fees for other airport services. This toll could be used as a traffic management toll in terms of pricing, subsidize remote parking and shuttle bus operations, and as a revenue source to offset the escalating operating expenses of airport operations in general and the maintenance of ground transportation facilities in particular.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55403
  • Authors:
    • Goldberg, A H
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00179390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Services Management
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1981 12:00AM