TRBs Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 4: Ground Access to Major Airports by Public Transportation examines key elements associated with the creation of a six-step market-based strategy for improving the quality of public mode services at U.S. airports. The report also addresses the context for public transportation to major airports, explores the attributes of successful airport ground access systems, presents an airport by airport summary of air traveler ground access mode-share by public transportation services, and more.
Texas features a growing economy and population. The state boasts a large and well-developed network of roads, freight railroads, and air facilities, which make the state a vital link in the movement of people and goods. However, as the state continues to grow in population and economic significance, these systems are straining to meet state, national, and even global needs. It is increasingly obvious to residents and state officials that Texas should consider implementing alternative modes of transport, including development of passenger rail, for which Texas currently lags behind many of its peer states. Passenger rail provides quantifiable benefits in displacing less energy-efficient and higher pollutant-emitting air and automobile modes while generating potential positive economic impacts and enhancing consumer choice and multimodalism. Conveniently, renewed national interest in rail has invigorated research measuring the applicability of passenger rail services to many different regions of the United States, with the possibility that future national transportation visions will include passenger rail as an essential element. This thesis seeks to clarify the potential for passenger rail specifically in Texas through comparison and contrast with other regions and nations in the midst of new national-level knowledge and the changing transportation opportunities and challenges facing the state. Some of the ideal characteristics of successful international passenger systems exist in Texas, including optimal city spacing and a well-established rail network, which have fuelled ongoing interest demonstrated by various system proposals for high-speed intercity transportation in Texas over the last four decades. Despite these characteristics, the state presents a number of barriers to rail transport rooted in low transit use coupled with generally lower density and ambivalent support from politicians and residents when officials present realities of eminent domain and land use changes. However, with revitalized national rail interest and new federal rail planning requirements, the state may yet be able to work through these challenges to exploit the opportunities the state possesses.
The economic competitiveness of a region, in addition to the quality of life of its citizens, is dependent upon its accessibility to other regions. As the surface and air transportation systems evolve, it is important to explicitly measure the impact of transportation changes on a region0́9s accessibility. Therefore, the purpose of this research project is to develop a methodology to quantify intercity accessibility by mode, and to use this methodology to investigate the impact of air service changes in a region to its intercity accessibility.
The definitive, up-to-date guide to airport planning and management Fully revised, updated, and reorganized to reflect the latest advances in the aviation industry, Airport Planning and Management, Sixth Edition offers comprehensive coverage of this challenging field. Airports, airport systems, operations management, and administration are discussed in detail. This authoritative volume addresses changes in technology, structure, and political environment, including enhanced security, environmental impact, and regulatory issues. The Sixth Edition of this landmark guide to the planning, development, and management of airports is ideal as a course text, self-study tool, and professional reference. Coverage includes: Introduction to airports and airport systems Airport and airport systems: organization and administration Historical and legislative perspectives The airfield Airspace and air traffic management Airport operations management under FAR Part 139 Airport terminals and ground access Airport security Airport financial management Economic, political, and social role of airports Airport planning Airport capacity and delay The future of airport management
This guide is designed for use by airport, state, local, and metropolitan planners to manage and plan for intermodal ground access for all types of airports. It identifies key components of an airport access work program and contains detailed sections on airport groundside access planning methods, including data collection methods and analysis, survey strategies, identification of current travel patterns and emerging trends, forecasting techniques, estimating modal split, evaluation of alternatives, and implementation. The guide focuses on providing passengers access to commercial airports from primary origins or destinations. It deals with: off-airport roads, transit and HOV facilities up to airport boundary; and on-airport roads, parking circulation elements, transit and curb facilities up to the terminal entrance. Guidance for conducting passenger origin-destination surveys is included. Sample questionnaires for various types of surveys are included in the appendices.
"Offering expert guidance on airport site selection, design, access, financing, law and regulation, security, capacity, technological advances, and other issues important to the development and management of airports, Airport Planning and Management brings you a true insider's view of airport decision making. Along the way, noted aviation author Alexander T. Wells provides review questions that make this book perfect as a text or self-study tool."--Jacket.
The definitive guide to airport planning and management―fully updated with the latest advances in the industry. This thoroughly revised guide covers all aspects of airport infrastructure―from the airfield and runway to airspace, air traffic control, and terminal and security systems. Airport Planning & Management, Seventh Edition clearly explains the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS), historical and current legislation and regulations, FAR Part 139, and more. You’ll explore cutting-edge concepts such as automation, smart baggage handling, enhanced security, and analytics. Updated questions for review and discussion will bring new insights to your knowledge of how airports are planned and managed. Coverage includes:•An introduction to airports and airport systems •Airport and airport systems organization and administration •Historical and legislative perspectives •The airfield •Airspace and air traffic management •Airport operations management under FAR Part 139 •Airport terminals and ground access •Airport security •Airport financial management •Economic, political, and social role of airports •Airport planning •Airport capacity and delay •The future of airport management