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52 location or some other heavily populated location that offers transit connectivity. Because of the remote location of these facilities, they would likely provide fewer passenger-processing functions. Although these types of facilities have had some success in Europe and Asia, the decentralized nature of the re- gional transportation network in the majority of U.S. cities may not be as conducive to implementation of RPPFs. ACRP Project 10-02, "Planning Guide for Offsite Terminals," provides guidance for determining the feasibility of an off-airport re- mote terminal. Therefore, this research project will focus on potential concepts for those remote facilities assuming that their feasibility has already been established. Alternatives The RPPF alternatives include a range of potential services and would primarily be applicable to airports in cities where there is an established regional transportation network and sufficient demand to justify connection to the airport. The passenger-processing functions that would be included in each RPPF alternative are described below. Alternative 1 RPPF Alternative 1 (see Figure 5-14) would provide a basic remote location where passengers could board a non-secure link to the airport. A relatively simple support facility would be provided with a waiting room and board- ing pass kiosks. Passengers would also be able to park their vehicles or be dropped off at the RPPF. It is envisioned that the RPPF would also connect with the local or regional transit system. Figure 5-13. OPPF concept example--lower level. drop-off and pickup. An arrivals lounge is depicted adjacent to the shuttle-bus pickup curbside. As described in Chapter 6, the lounge would provide a comfortable passenger waiting environment with video monitors to relay real-time infor- mation on shuttle arrival times and parking locations. Remote Passenger-Processing Facilities The RPPF involves a remote passenger-processing facility that would be located off airport property, possibly in an urban Figure 5-14. RPPF Alternative 1.