Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S07-05. Airfield Vehicle Service Road Design and Operations

The FAA provides design standards on pavement markings for airport vehicle service roads (VSR), however there is no guidance for developing the layouts of these road systems. Due to the lack of available resources, airport VSR systems are generally left up to the airports for design. Design standards, such as critical object offset, structure offset, and radii dimensions, may vary by terminal size or layout, the level of aircraft activity, and the intended operational use. However, other considerations such as the weight of the vehicles that will use the road, the speed at which the vehicles will operate, etc. should also be considered. A synthesis of practices that documents airport VSR plans and design is needed. The objective of this synthesis is to describe planning, design, and operations for airfield Vehicles Service Road systems. The audience for this synthesis is airport planners, engineers, and operations staff.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S07-05

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of NextGen
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Performing Organizations:

    ,   Germany 

    Ricondo & Associates, Incorporated

    Miami, FL  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Richter, Mark

  • Start Date: 20231120
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01866853
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S07-05
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2022 6:32PM