Emerging Technology—A Solution to Airport Access Problems

by Edward A. Gordon, Westinghouse Electric Corp, Transportation Div, West Mifflin, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers


This paper reviews airports which presently have employed people movers, the problems they are solving, and potential use for solving access problems and create added value for the investment in the infrastructure. The concept of automated transit vehicles has been accepted and is rapidly moving into the growth area. The technology has the potential to solve such problems as land locked; reduce the burden on airport roads and curb space; open airports to the concept of urban centers with the addition of office buildings, hotels, and retail space being consolidated with the use of a people mover.

Subject Headings: Space construction | Commercial buildings | Airports and airfields | Automated transit systems | Investments | Rapid transit systems | Buses | Railroad trains

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