Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S02-22. Airport Ground Transportation Fee Structures and Practices for Carbon Reduction

Emissions from surface traffic can be a substantial portion (30% or more) of the Scope 3 carbon emissions at an airport. Traditional transportation demand management tools such as encouraging increased transit use often have limited effect. Airports may wish to use their fee structures in innovative ways to reduce carbon: for example, by establishing fee incentives for low-emitting shuttles, or by introducing access fees at the curb to reduce or divert passenger trips. However, introducing or changing ground transportation fees can have implications for provider contractual agreements, travel patterns, non-aeronautical revenues, and social equity. Although the topic is complex and potentially controversial, the urgency of climate change drives a need to gain knowledge as soon as possible.   The objective of this research is to provide information on ground transportation fee structures and best practices at airports to promote reduced carbon emissions from airport ground access. The audience for this research are airport ground transportation managers, airport business development, infrastructure, and environmental managers.   


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

    11-03/Topic S02-22

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Start Date: 20211214
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01830018
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 11-03/Topic S02-22
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 13 2021 3:29PM