EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: BENEFIT-COST EVALUATION OF AN INTRA-REGIONAL AIR SERVICE IN THE BAY AREA AND A TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM INVESTMENTS

The benefits and costs that would result from an intra-regional air service operation in the San Francisco Bay area were determined by utilizing an iterative statistical decision model to evaluate combinations of commuter airport sites and surface transportation facilities in conjunction with service by a given commuter aircraft type in light of area regional growth alternatives and peak and off-peak regional travel patterns. The model evaluates such transportation option with respect to criteria of airline profitability, public acceptance, and public and private non-user costs. In so doing, it incorporates information on modal split, peak and off-peak use of the air commuter fleet, terminal and airport costs, development costs and uses of land in proximity to the airport sites, regional population shifts, and induced zonal shifts in travel demand. The model is multimodal in its analytic capability, and performs exhaustive sensitivity analysis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.O. Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  USA  98195-2700
  • Authors:
    • Haefner, L E
  • Publication Date: 1978-3-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-152154-1 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSG-2170
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM