Incorporating Emerging Ground Access Technologies at Airports

Electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AVs) (including robotaxis) are expected to contribute an increasing share of landside activity at airports. The transition will likely affect all components of an airport’s landside facilities, including roadways, curbs, parking, and ground transportation centers. Airports must consider these trends in their facility planning, yet little is known about the degree to which these new technologies will advance and the pace at which growth will occur. In addition, the facility impacts of these emerging technologies are yet to be defined: Will AVs require more or less curb space? Will dwell times be higher or lower? Should AV activity be segregated from traditional activity? Will airports see significant shifts in mode shares that result in overused and/or underused facilities? What revenue impacts and opportunities might be anticipated? The objective of this research is to provide guidance and tools to help airports incorporate emerging ground access technologies into their landside facilities, including roadways, curbs, parking, and ground transportation centers.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 10-33

  • 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

  • Start Date: 20210817
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01779163
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 10-33
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2021 3:16PM