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87 S e c t i o n 4 Survey Plan and Instrument (Task 3) Task 3 of the research requires the following work: Prior to contract award and in consideration of project bud- Develop a detailed plan for a survey to investigate the cur- get and schedule constraints, ACRP limited the survey to North rent practice of performance measurement by APM systems American airport APM systems. In addition, proposal review at airports. The survey should (1) address the characteristics comment number 5 provided by the panel on March 12, 2007, of the APM systems, (2) determine the performance measures recommended that the survey "at a minimum, include all air- used, (3) identify the data-collection practices associated port APMs in North America and several non-airport APMs with the performance measures, (4) request performance to obtain data from at least 10 airports and two non-airport data for the most recent year, and (5) request suggestions for APMs." With this in mind, the research team began the process improving data-collection and performance-measurement of identifying the APM systems to be surveyed as well as those practices. The detailed plan should include a survey instrument to be visited during development of the survey instrument. and a list of airports to be included in the survey. The plan is The Airfront.21 information clearinghouse maintains a list not to be executed until the panel has reviewed and approved of all APM systems operating throughout the world. Systems the final survey plan. are classified as airport, airfront, leisure, institutional, line The objectives of the survey plan were to: transit, and local transit. The list of North American APM systems in Table A-3 is excerpted from Airfront.21 and provides Describe the process of developing the survey instrument; a starting point for the current research project. Describe the steps taken to implement the survey; Transmit the draft survey instrument; and 4.1.2 Select Final APM Systems to Survey Obtain ACRP and panel approval of the survey plan and instrument prior to its implementation. The research team analyzed the list of North American APM systems in Table A-3 and, based in part on the scope The following sub-sections document the results of the of work, selected 31 systems to survey. All North American work undertaken for Task 3 of the research. airport APM systems were selected to be surveyed. Nine non-airport APM systems were also selected based on those systems' size and operation, a cross section of technologies, 4.1 Survey Sites and Site Visits and a number likely to result in receiving the minimum two In conjunction with developing the first version of the responses requested by the panel. The research team generally survey instrument, the team identified APM systems to be did not include low-volume, leisure, and institutional systems surveyed and those APM sites that would be visited, in accor- in its selection of non-airport systems. dance with the scope of work and panel comments and in The final lists of airport and non-airport APM systems support of finalizing the draft of the survey instrument. selected to be surveyed are provided in Tables A-4 and A-5, respectively. 4.1.1Identify Candidate APM Systems to Survey 4.1.3 Select APM Systems for Site Visits The scope of work for ACRP Project 03-07 originally After finalizing the list of APM systems to be surveyed, the envisioned surveying all airport APM systems worldwide. research team analyzed the characteristics and geographic

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88 Table A-3. North American APM systems. Airport Leisure Atlanta Bellagio-Monte Carlo APM Las Vegas, NV Chicago Bronx Zoo Monorail New York City, NY Cincinnati CalExpo DallasFort Worth Circus-Circus Reno, NV Denver Hershey Park PA Detroit Mandalay Bay/Excalibur Tram Las Vegas, NV Houston (2) Mud Island River Park Memphis, TN Las Vegas Miami Metrozoo Monorail FL Mexico City Minneapolis Zoo Monorail MN Miami Mirage/Treasure Island Tram Las Vegas, NV Minneapolis (2) Primm Valley UniTrak NV Newark Primm Valley Shuttle System (Whiskey Pete) NV New York City JFK Airport Institutional Orlando Clarian People Mover Indianapolis, IN Pittsburgh Duke Hospital Raleigh, NC San Francisco Getty Center Tram Los Angeles, CA Seattle-Tacoma Huntsville Hospital Tram System AL Tampa (2) Las Colinas APT Irving, TX Toronto Morgantown PRT WV Local Transit Pearlridge Center Monorail Honolulu, HI Detroit, MI PeopleMover Senate Subway Washington, DC Jacksonville, FL Skyway Line Transit Las Vegas Monorail NV Vancouver SkyTrain British Columbia, Canada Miami, FL Metromover Scarborough RT Toronto, Canada Source: Airfront.21 at http://www.airfront.us/PDFs/Count07.pdf Table A-4. North American airport APM Systems to be surveyed. Wheel/Rail Airport System Name Technology Propulsion Interface 1 Atlanta (ATL) Concourse People Mover People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 2 Chicago (ORD) Airport Transit System People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/steel 3 Cincinnati (CVG) n/a People mover (medium) Cable Hovair/concrete 4 DallasFort Worth Skylink People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete (DFW) 5 Denver (DEN) Auto. Gdwy Transit Sys. People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 6 Detroit (DTW) Express Tram APM People mover (medium) Cable Hovair/concrete 7 Houston (IAH) TerminaLink People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 8 Houston (IAH) Inter-Terminal Train People mover (small) LIM Polypropylene/steel 9 Las Vegas (LAS) C and D Gates Tram People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 10 Mexico City (MEX) n/a People mover (medium) Cable Rubber/steel 11 Miami (MIA) Concourse E Shuttle People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 12 Minneapolis (MSP) Concourse Tram People mover (medium) Cable Steel/steel 13 Minneapolis (MSP) Hub Tram People mover (medium) Cable Hovair/concrete 14 New York City (JFK) AirTrain JFK Rapid Rail (medium) LIM Steel/steel 15 Newark (EWR) AirTrain Newark Monorail (small) Onboard Rubber/steel 16 Orlando (MCO) n/a People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 17 Pittsburgh (PIT) n/a People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 18 San Francisco (SFO) AirTrain People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 19 Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) Satellite Transit System People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 20 Tampa (TPA) n/a People mover (large) Onboard Rubber/concrete 21 Tampa (TPA) Garage Monorail Monorail (small) Onboard Rubber/steel 22 Toronto (YYZ) The LINK People mover (medium) Cable Rubber/steel Note: Table A-4 was updated and edited by Lea+Elliott, Inc. for the purposes of this report.