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Linking Airports to Transportation Planning (CM | 1.5)
January 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
According to the FAA, 98% of the population of the U.S. lives within 20 miles of a NPIAS airport. But despite this geographic distribution of air service, air travel is rarely a standalone travel event and access to air transportation varies dramatically nationwide. Most air travelers rely on private automobiles as their primary mode of ground access to airports nationwide, and only 35% of commercial service airports are served by public transportation. Only 27 of our nation’s busy airports are served rail service.
The proposed webinar will explore the connection between aviation and other travel modes, and the challenges that airports and their communities face when integrating airports into regional transportation systems and nearby communities. We will provide background that transportation planners need to know when embarking on transportation planning or site development projects that involve direct or indirect connections with airports or federally obligated airport property. Specific topics to be covered during the seminar include:
• Types of NPIAS Airports (Primary, non-primary commercial service, reliever airports, and GA Airports)
• Important services provided by airports to nearby communities, and the role of surface transportation in supporting those services
• Key considerations when planning transportation facilities near airports (landside and airside considerations).
The webinar will describe the physical constraints associated with development near airports, such as the placement of roads and interchanges, or other surface transportation in landside areas, airspace considerations, and security considerations associated with transportation/modal connections. We will also touch upon funding incentives (and disincentives) for bringing modal service to airports. We will discuss airports and travel trends, and provide a brief intermodal forecast to identify the type of airports that are most likely to eligible for transit development.
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