The Feasibility of Charging Private Vehicles an Airport Drop-Off and Pick-Up Charge

As transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft drive a change in modern transport behaviors, fewer passengers pay for services such as parking or commercial vehicle drop-off at airports, meaning that what once was a primary revenue source for airports now has a tenuous future. Therefore, airports must find a way to counterbalance the revenue losses created by these changes. One such solution has been on the rise in Great Britain. With airport drop-off and pick-up charges, private vehicles must pay for the convenience of loading or unloading passengers at the airport entrance. Not only does this practice have the potential to generate millions of dollars in annual revenue, but it also offers a remedy for other maladies such as congestion and safety issues on airport roads. This report examines the effects that drop-off and pick-up charges have had in Great Britain and explores what United States airports might expect should they too adopt the practice.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $40000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    University of Missouri, St. Louis

    1 University Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63121-4400
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Missouri, St. Louis

    1 University Boulevard
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63121-4400
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mundy, Ray

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151130

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01579702
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2015 12:18PM