Incorporating Emerging Transportation and Ground Access Technologies at Airports

The objective of this research is to provide guidance to help airports of all types and sizes plan for the near and long-term integration of emerging, multimodal, ground access technologies to enhance landside operations and the customer experience of passenger terminal facilities.   The guidance should address the following elements, including but not limited to the following:  (1) Capacity (e.g., throughput, space constraints) and operational efficiency (e.g., congestion management and enforcement); (2) The balance of capital versus operational costs; (3) Revenue potential; (4) Legal and regulatory implications; (5) Safety and security concerns;  (6) Risks related to implementation; (7) Infrastructure requirements (e.g., utilities, charging capabilities, buildings); (8) Flexibility and reliability (i.e., adaptability to operational and technology changes); (9) Accessibility (e.g., modes, connecting routes, and loading zones); (10) Sustainability and resiliency (e.g., renewables, carbon emissions, energy efficiency); (11) Constructability; (12) Operational communications systems (e.g., wired and wireless networks); (13) Wayfinding and traveler information systems; (14) Equity (e.g., socioeconomic, environmental justice); and (15) Economic impacts. 


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500,000
  • 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:

    McDonald, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:


    One Penn Plaza
    250 W 34th Street
    New York, New York  United States  10119
  • Principal Investigators:

    LeBris, Gael

  • Start Date: 20220426
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230508
  • 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 17 2021 10:24PM