FUNCTIONAL DESIGN FOR GROUND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES AT AIRPORTS

ROADWAY AND TERMINAL FACILITIES AT THE LAGUARDIA AND NEWARK AIRPORTS HAVE BEEN FITTED WITHIN EXISTING PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS TO OPERATING DEMANDS AND THE MORE EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL USE OF LAND. EXPERIENCE GAINED AT THESE FACILITIES AND THROUGH SURVEYS OF PROBABLE FUTURE DEMANDS HAVE BEEN UTILIZED IN THE PLANNING FOR THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. FACILITIES FOR HANDLING THE GROUND TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES, SUCH AS CARGO TRUCKS, AIRPORT BUSES, URBAN BUSES, TAXIS AND PRIVATE PASSENGER CARS, ARE DISCUSSED AND ILLUSTRATIONS PRESENTED SHOWING THE IMPORTANCE IN THEIR LOCATION AND DESIGN FOR GREATEST UTILIZATION OF THE TERMINAL AT THE AIRPORT. IN THE REARRANGEMENT AND FUTURE DESIGN OF THESE GROUND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES, AN EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO PROVIDE ROADWAYS FREE OF PARKED VEHICLES, RESERVING THE ROADWAY EXCLUSIVELY FOR MOVEMENT, LOADING AND UNLOADING. SINCE A GREAT PORTION OF THE REVENUE FROM AN AIRPORT MUST BE DERIVED FROM NONFLIGHT SOURCES, THE DESIGN MUST BE CONSIDERED ECONOMICALLY AS WELL AS FUNCTIONALLY, THEREBY ELIMINATING UNNECESSARY OVERHEAD. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Bender, L E
  • Publication Date: 1949

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 374-380
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 7-10, 1948
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM