The Disruptive Role of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) as an Airport Access Mode: Evidence from California Airports

Air travel has grown steadily in the past few decades. With increased travel to/from airports, pressure to build new transportation infrastructure to serve these facilities is also growing. Traditional airport access modes include drive and park, drop-off by a family member, taxi, rental car, or public transit. During the past few years, though, ridehailing services have proved to be a convenient and cost-effective access mode, reducing the need for taxis as well as the justification for additional parking space or the expansion of mass transit options. For example, data from Northern California airports show that public transit ridership on lines serving SFO and OAK airports has declined in spite of the growing number of passengers at these airports. To understand the impact of TNCs on airport access, the research team will conduct an online survey of (business and leisure) air travelers and airport employees at several California airports to collect information on key factors affecting their airport access/egress mode choice decisions. This topic is particularly important as airports are one of the most frequent destinations of ridehailing trips and they have the capability to implement fees or other policies to regulate ridehailing use (e.g. to support more sustainable and energy-efficient transportation solutions).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $133409
  • Contract Numbers:

    DOT 69A3551747114

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Alemi, Farzad

    Circella, Giovanni

  • Start Date: 20191001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713787
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DOT 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2019 12:44PM