Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S01-22. Last Mile in General Aviation - Courtesy Vehicles and other forms of Ground Transportation

General aviation supports a community economic ecosystem. Maintaining easy connectivity between the community and the airport is an important focus of airport owners/operators and fixed base operator tenants. Travelers arrive and depart from small airports intending visits to diverse off-airport locations. Ground transportation between the general aviation facility and those locations may be less available at small community-owned airports without regular scheduled service. Last mile transportation could be supplied by a range of transportation services found regularly at large airports. Last mile solutions such as courtesy vehicles, shuttles, taxis, rental cars, public transit, app ride hailing, bike sharing, and partnerships with non-traditional vehicle operators can deliver connectivity. Nonprimary commercial service airports that may also have last mile connectivity issues will gain valuable information from this synthesis of practice, but specific practices to serve passengers at these airports are not included. The objective of this synthesis is to compile options, practices and tools for a sustainable last mile strategy to connect users of airports to the community. The audience for this report are airport owners/operators, other government entities, and general service providers.  


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S01-22

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

    490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC    20024
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Performing Organizations:

    AirportAdmin, LLC

    Hibbing, MN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Germolus, Shaun

  • Start Date: 20181126
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687061
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S01-22
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 26 2018 3:04PM