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TCRP B-18 [Completed]

Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports

  Project Data
Funds: $150,000
Research Agency: Leigh Fisher Associates
Principal Investigator: Matthew A. Coogan and Peter Mandle
Effective Date: 12/14/1998
Completion Date: 6/13/2000

The final report for TCRP Project B-18, Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports, provides a wealth of information about the status of public transportation services and their use at large airports in the United States and around the world. The report defines and describes the market segments that presently use public transportation to airports; describes travel mode choice patterns and other data for passengers and employees at selected large U.S. and international airports; presents a market research approach to planning public transportation to airports; describes 14 of the most successful airport access systems in the world; presents lessons learned from the successful rail systems with the intent of providing insights for U.S. communities considering improvement in public transportation access to their airports, in particular rail transit services; summarizes recent transit industry developments, focusing largely on technology and information systems; and provides an overview of the key legal, financial, institutional, and jurisdictional factors affecting public transportation to airports.


Status: The final report was published as TCRP Report 62, "Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports." Following completion of TCRP Project B-18, the research team was retained to conduct TCRP Project B-18A, Improving Public Transportation Access to Large Airports: Phase II. This project will present additional information on rubber-tired public transportation services to airports and will integrate the findings from Phases I and II to provide guidance for planning improved public transportation access to large airports. TCRP Report 62 is also available in portable document format (PDF). Click on the files below to access the report. Note: Because of the large size of these files it may take some time to download this report. We regret the inconvenience. (A free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader is available at http://www.adobe.com.)


TCRP Report 62 Part A

TCRP Report 62 Part B

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