A Combined Quantitative and Qualitative Approach to Planning for Improved Intermodal Connectivity at California Airports
The research analyzes the effectiveness of alternative strategies for improving intermodal connectivity at airports and will provide an analytical environment that integrates existing data sources and transportation network analysis software with improved models of air passenger and airport employee travel choice behavior to evaluate the costs and benefits of improved intermodal connectivity at airports.
The objective of the project is to use a combined qualitative and quantitative approach to analyze the effectiveness of alternative strategies for improving intermodal connectivity at airports. The qualitative approach involved a case study analysis of a selection of representative airports to identify and evaluate the potential effectiveness of alternative projects to improve the connectivity between the airports and the rest of the intermodal transportation system. It is envisaged that this would be supplemented as part of future work by a more detailed quantitative analysis of selected case study airports utilizing a mathematical model, termed the Intermodal Airport Ground Access Planning Tool (IAPT), which has been developed in this research as the main product.