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Reducing Emissions from Landside Airport Access Modes of Transportation


Passenger traffic to and from airports is often the largest landside source of emissions at an airport. Airports have taken steps to address this issue from installation of cell phone lots, enhanced parking payment systems, off-site parking to reduce congestion, alternatively fueled airport shuttles, and improved public transit connectivity. However, tools to quantify the project costs and the emission benefits of such projects may not be readily available to the airport, and the infrastructure and policy requirements of these projects may not be readily apparent.


The objective of this project is to develop tools that can be used to quantify the emission benefits of various landside improvement projects, estimate costs of construction, and presents case studies of airports that have implemented such systems and lessons learned from these projects. These will help other airports select landside enhancement projects and aid in planning for and executing these projects.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/11/2021
Index Terms:Airport ground transportation, Pollutants, Air quality management, Airport access,
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