TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 30: Reference Guide on Understanding Common Use at Airports is designed to assist airports and airlines exploring the possibility of and evaluating the appropriateness of integrating "common use" in their operations. The report's accompanying CD-ROM provides an alternative source of and approach to the information found in the reference guide and includes spreadsheet models that can be used in analyzing and evaluating how to integrate common use.
"Common use" most generally refers to a technological method that airlines use to process passengers: at the ticket counter, at self-service kiosks, or at the gates. In this report, however, "common use" is also discussed as an operating philosophy that an airport can use in managing and administering the airport--representing a paradigm shift in the traditional tenant-landlord relationship.
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Table of Contents
|Understanding Common Use||3-3|
|Reference Guide Overview||4-6|
|Chapter 2 - Common Use as Applied Throughout the Industry||7-8|
|U.S. Airport Applications (Considerations)||9-10|
|U.S. Application (Airport Characteristics)||11-11|
|Current Range of Common-Use Facilities and Services within the United States||12-12|
|Design and Construction||21-22|
|Cost Considerations by Area||50-62|
|Cost-Benefit Breakdown by Business Driver||63-71|
|Business Strategy Assessment||72-72|
|Appendix A - Case Studies and Other Supplemental Information for Chapter 2||77-111|
|Appendix B - Supplemental Information for Chapter 3||112-186|
|Appendix C - Supplemental Information for Chapter 4||187-228|
|Appendix D - Developing a Roadmap for Airport Common Use||229-230|
|Appendix E - Glossary||231-231|
|Appendix F - Interview and Survey Contributors||232-233|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||234-234|