The Remote Airport: A Study of Access Feasibility

by David R. Miller, (F.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall, Los Angeles, CA,
T. Keith Dellaway, Dir. of Transp.; San Francisco Ofc., Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall, Los Angeles, CA,
William H. T. Holden, Staff Transit Consultant; Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall, Los Angeles, CA,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 179-194

Document Type: Journal Paper


The present airport to city center distances are stated for those airports that are 22.5 km (14 miles) or more from city centers, and the travel times required for access and average speeds at peak and off-peak hours are reported. It is then pointed out that pressures for increased capacity are forcing locations of new airports at increasing distances from cities, and the term remote airport is defined as those at distances in the range of 40 to 80 km (25 to 50 miles). The need for a means of access that will not require excessive travel time is recognized, and costs of two modes of STOL aircraft from downtown STOLports, and rail rapid transit, are analyzed and compared to capital and operating costs.

Subject Headings: Feasibility studies | Travel time | Airports and airfields | Rail transportation | Travel modes | Aircraft and spacecraft | Business districts | Rapid transit systems

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