Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Problems. Topic S03-09. Cell Phone Lots at Airports

A cell phone lot is typically a free parking lot that allows greeters to wait temporarily until a traveler is available for pickup. These lots can assist airport operators in managing curbs and they keep greeters from waiting in unsafe areas on airport roads. However, there is a question about whether the benefits outweigh the operating and maintenance costs and foregone revenues. Managers of these lots would benefit from knowledge of practices undertaken and lessons learned by other airports. The objective of this report is to help airports understand and assess practices to size, locate, develop, manage and maintain cell phone lots and evaluate their needs and benefits. The intended audience for this synthesis includes airport landside operations and airport managers. An internet review of the top 100 National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) airports will be conducted to determine which have cell phone lots and to document information regarding size, distance to the terminal, and amenities offered. Of those that do have cell phone lots, the researcher will survey a subset to determine their willingness to participate in an interview pool. From those willing to participate, the researcher will select and interview at least 20 airports reflecting diverse geography and airport size, and collect information regarding their cell phone lot(s).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Performing Organizations:

    KRAMER aerotek Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Kraker, Lois

  • Start Date: 20140520
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37652

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543514
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 17 2014 1:00AM