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60037-1 Report Abstract

Enhanced Integration of Multimodal Ground Transportation with Air Transportation at Selected Major Air Carrier Airports

Isaac Richmond Nettey, Texas Southern University, January 1995, 101 pp.

This research was designed to explore ways to improve the integration of air transportation with multimodal ground transportation and to ensure improved passenger mobility between airports and major population centers in cities. Statistical information and data used in this research effort comprise secondary data which were obtained from large airports and governmental agencies; and primary data which were obtained through direct field surveys. Field surveys were conducted at Houston Intercontinental (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), and New Orleans (MSY) airports. The methodology used in conducting this project involved: (1) an extensive literature review and descriptive analysis of existing ground transportation services at large airports and (2) the gathering of information and data on the profile of airport patrons and the propensity of airport patrons to utilize mass transit systems to access large airports. Careful analysis of all findings from this research effort revealed serious ground transportation problems at large airports primarily caused by vehicle congestion. The research report concluded with recommended solutions to the foci of ground transportation problems at large airports; namely, vehicular congestion on roadways and terminal curbs.

Keywords: Multimodal Ground Transportation, Air Transportation, Mass Transit Systems

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