Rethinking Airport Parking Facilities to Protect and Enhance Non-Aeronautical Revenue

Non-aeronautical revenue is a critical source of income for airports, and parking is one of the largest of these sources.  Yet ongoing and emerging shifts in customer ground access behavior, resulting from the growing use of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and eventual adoption of emerging technologies, are posing a significant challenge to airports’ reliance on parking revenue.  Some airports are already seeing reductions in parking revenue, and many are imposing or modifying access fees to recover a portion of the lost revenue. While ACRP is undertaking research on the impacts on airport revenues and operations due to TNCs (ACRP 01-35), research is needed to explore in more detail how airports may need to repurpose, renovate, or redevelop airport parking facilities to generate additional The objective of this research is to prepare a guidance document that will identify near-term and long-term solutions to help airports of all types and sizes repurpose, renovate, or redevelop their parking facilities to address the loss of airport parking and other ground transportation revenue. The guidance document should describe how airports might adapt existing parking and ground transportation facilities to make them suitable for alternative, revenue-generating purposes and identify new potential sources of non-aeronautical revenue to compensate for shifting modal preferences, namely TNCs, autonomous vehicles, and other emerging/future technologies.   The guidance document should address operational, facility, and financial impacts related to the shifting consumer preferences and potential solutions. Strategies to address impacts could include, but are not limited to:  (1) Innovative parking operation models; (2) Innovative rate setting for parking and ground transportation; (3) Changes in use of parking and ground transportation facilities to alternative revenue generating uses; (4) New considerations and assumptions for long-range financial and capital planning for parking facilities due to modal shifts on ground access (e.g., rail extensions); (5) Cooperative land use zoning efforts with communities surrounding airports;  and (6)  Evaluation of potential new and emerging technologies that may contribute or mitigate revenue loss.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $450000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-47

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Performing Organizations:


    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Duncan, Gavin

  • Start Date: 20180418
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191017
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41858

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01642766
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-47
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2017 1:00AM