Ground Access to Major Airports by Public Transportation

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Transportation Research Board, 2008 - Access to airports - 202 pages
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The report provides a wealth of information about the current status of public transportation services and their use at large airports in the United States and around the world. Chapter 1 summarizes for airport managers the key elements in the creation of a six-step market-based strategy for improving the quality of public mode services at U.S. airports. This strategy focuses on the needs of the air traveler who uses airport ground access services. The market-based strategy was designed to support the development of public transportation services unique to the needs of the airport and to the users of the airport. The balance of the report 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 (that is, rail, bus, and shared-ride vans) for major U.S., European, and Asian airports (modes excluded from this review include hotel and rental car vans, limousines, and charter buses); discusses integrated baggage and airline ticketing strategies; applies market research to planning public transportation services to airports; reviews strategies for improving airport landside ground transportation services, including addressing institutional challenges for implementing these strategies and identifying potential funding sources; describes ways to improve the public transportation mode share for airport employees; examines new and evolving information technology to bring airport ground access information and ticketing options to the traveler; and identifies opportunities for further research that tie back to the six-step process described in Chapter 1.

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Chapter 1 Six Steps in a MarketBased Strategy for Improving
Continuing Survey Programs
Designing to Deal with Revealed Attributes
Chapter 2 The Context for Public Transportation
Will the Pattern of Air Travel Continue to Grow?
Does Distance from Downtown Explain Ridership?
Whats Next?
Chapter 5 Integrated Baggage and Ticketing Strategies
Chapter 6 Applying Market Research to Airport Ground Access
The Importance of Primary Ground Transportation Markets
Looking for the Factor of Familiarity
Environmental Implications of Federal Funding
Chapter 8 Improving Public Transportation Mode Share
Extent and Adequacy of the Transit Service Area
Passenger Information Provided by the Airport

Las Vegas 12 Market Share
London Heathrow 36 Market Share

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