Strategies for Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports

Author: Leigh Fisher Associates

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN:

Category: Access to airports

Page: 141

View: 475

The report presents the results of the second phase of a two-part research effort. The results of the first phase of the research were published as Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 62: "Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports." The two reports provide considerable information and practical guidance.

Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports

Author: Leigh Fisher Associates

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN:

Category: Access to airports

Page: 148

View: 712

Examines legal, financial, institutional, technical, jurisdictional and other factors affecting public transportation to airports.

Strategies for Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports

Author: Leigh Fisher Associates

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN:

Category: Access to airports

Page: 141

View: 154

The report presents the results of the second phase of a two-part research effort. The results of the first phase of the research were published as Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 62: "Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports." The two reports provide considerable information and practical guidance.

Strategies for Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports

Author: Leigh Fisher Associates

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN:

Category: Access to airports

Page: 141

View: 187

The report presents the results of the second phase of a two-part research effort. The results of the first phase of the research were published as Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 62: "Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports." The two reports provide considerable information and practical guidance.

Ground Access to Major Airports by Public Transportation

Author: Matthew A. Coogan

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN:

Category: Access to airports

Page: 202

View: 400

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.

Annual Report of Progress

Author: Transit Cooperative Research Program

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Local transit

Page:

View: 951

Airport Offsite Passenger Service Facilities

An Option for Improving Landside Access. Definition, background, and opportunities

Author: Arkopal K. Goswami

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Access to airports

Page: 24

View: 169

Because transportation modes are diverse, intermodal connections take several forms. They may be comprised of a major hub, such as the Virginia Inland Port, which transfers freight between the truck and rail modes, or an improvement to an existing mode, such as storage space for bicycles on buses. Between these extremes are park and ride lots, which accommodate motorists changing to a transit mode. These intermodal connection points share the common purpose of providing a "seamless" link from one mode to another. An example of an intermodal connection is the airport offsite passenger service facility, or simply an offsite facility. These facilities deliver passengers from a common location to an airport and may provide additional services such as baggage and passenger check-in. These facilities can exist at train stations, cruise line ports, resorts, or hotels or as separate facilities near major highways. Some provide passenger transportation to the airport but not baggage check-in; some provide baggage check-in but not passenger transportation to the airport; and some provide baggage and passenger check-in as well as transportation to the airport. Successful airport offsite facilities offer a benefit to both the passenger and the airport operator. Passenger benefits include the seamless transfer of people or baggage; operator benefits include the option to increase airport terminal capacity without the need to acquire additional land for parking or other terminal operations. In the past, when offsite facilities failed to provide such benefits, they ceased operations. Thus, an investment in an offsite facility is not without risk. Where successful, these facilities may offer the following public benefits: (1) an alternative airport access mode for air passengers and (2) a way to expand airport landside capacity without taking additional land. To the extent that automobile trips are replaced by public transportation, these facilities can serve (1) to improve air quality and (2) to reduce highway congestion. These opportunities suggest that offsite facilities merit consideration as one tool for improving intermodal connections. This report documents the history, categories, potential risks and benefits, and Virginia-specific opportunities associated with airport offsite passenger service facilities. A major barrier to implementation is the lack of a methodology for forecasting travel demand. A companion report entitled Airport Offsite Passenger Service Facilities: An Option for Improving Landside Access: Volume II: A Methodology to Determine Demand for Airport Offsite Passenger Service Facilities will present the results of a study that can assist in evaluating the potential for implementing such a facility in Virginia.

A New Deal for Transport

Better for Everyone : the Governments̓ White Paper on the Future of Transport

Author: Great Britain. Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

View: 575

On cover: Integrated transport

Airport Systems: Planning, Design, and Management

Author: Richard de Neufville

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Pub

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 883

View: 284

* The new standard on airport systems planning,design, and management * Provides solutions to the most pressing airport concerns: expansion, traffic, environment, additions, etc. * Full coverage of computer-based tools and methodology * Additional reports and updates available via authors' website

Opportunities and Challenges for High-speed Rail Corridors in Texas

Author: Todd Davis Carroll

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: High speed trains

Page: 165

View: 255

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.

TR News

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page:

View: 722

A Comparative Evaluation of Air and Auto Travel Between Urban Regions (quantifying Intercity Modal Accessibility)

Author: Brian L. Smith

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Air travel

Page: 122

View: 924

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.

Airport Operations, Third Edition

Author: Norman Ashford

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 640

View: 431

THE MOST COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF AIRPORTS Fully revised for the latest FAA, ICAO, and IATA standards and regulations, Airport Operations, Third Edition, provides proven strategies and best practices for efficiently managing airport functions. This in-depth resource offers a broad perspective on the privatization of air transport worldwide. To reflect the evolution of regulatory guidance, two new chapters have been added to address safety management systems and airport operations control centers. New information on the latest trends, including security, environmental impact control, and emerging technologies, is also included. Authoritative yet accessible, this practical reference is ideal for aviation educators, students, airport personnel, airport planners and designers, and aviation managers at all levels. Coverage includes: * The airport as an operational system * Airport peaks and airline scheduling * Airport noise control * Aircraft operating characteristics * Operational readiness * Ground handling * Baggage handling * Passenger terminal operations * Airport security * Cargo operations * Airport technical services * Airport aircraft emergencies * Airport access * Operational administration * Airport safety management systems * Airport operations control centers * The airport operations manual * Sustainable development and environmental capacity of airports

Evaluating Improvements in Landside Access for Airports

Author: Lester A. Hoel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Access to airports

Page: 90

View: 625

The purpose of this research was to describe the elements that comprise airport access and develop a methodology for identifying and evaluating existing landside access performance and proposed improvements from a passenger perspective. The scope was limited to landside access service between approaches to the airport and the entrance to the terminal. A literature review and an investigation of Virginia state and metropolitan transportation agencies yielded the evaluation standards, guidelines, and methods currently used to identify and evaluate airport landside access performance and improvements. A national survey of U.S. airports determined the characteristics of the airport access services provided. Based on this information, factors relevant to evaluating landside access were identified. An access evaluation methodology was developed based on performance measures relating to cost, time, reliability, convenience, and quality. This methodology was demonstrated through investigation of landside access facilities at Richmond International Airport. Three conclusions were drawn. First, there is a lack of consistency in measuring airport access performance. Second, landside access to airports is a major concern at airports of all sizes, but there is no significant difference in reported access problems among large, medium, and small airports. Third, the methodology developed may be tailored to meet the needs of a specific airport. The study recommends that the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Aviation incorporate the evaluation methodology into the access fund appropriations process; encourage Virginia airports to adopt the methodology as a step in the master plan process; and encourage nationwide use of the methodology by airport authorities, state departments of transportation, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Airports

Ground Access and Economic Issues

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Access to airports

Page: 34

View: 654

AIRPORT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT 6/E

Author: Seth Young

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 608

View: 957

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