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The following table lists the other ACRP research studies currently being conducted that have rel- evance to the Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design Guidebook (ACRP 07-05). One of the underlying premises of ACRP 07-05 was to coordinate with and, when possible, reference and draw on significant findings and recommendations stemming from these other airport terminal–related ACRP research projects. Table B-1 provides an overview of 16 relevant ACRP studies. B-1 A P P E N D I X B Other Pertinent ACRP Studies S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 1. ACRP 11-02, Task 2/ ACRP Report 4 Ground Access to Major Airports by Public Transportation Matthew A. Coogan Matthew Coogan Objective The objectives of this task were to (1) improve the documentation of all airport ground access projects, with an emphasis on those that have occurred since the publication of Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 62 in 2000; (2) improve the documentation of changes in airport access strategies since the publication of both reports with a review of recent developments in such areas as downtown check-in, automation of the check-in process, and integration with existing regional rail infrastructure; (3) provide airport managers with user-friendly, concise, and accurate documen- tation concerning trends in the area of airport ground access; and (4) support and facilitate the dissemi- nation of the latest information relative to airport managers through media such as printed reports and PowerPoint presentations to relevant professional organizations. The research created new and updated, timely documentation of the characteristics of ground access markets in a manner that builds on existing products already produced under TCRP. Table B-1. S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 2. ACRP 11-02, Task 1/ ACRP Research Results Digest 2 Model for Improving Energy Use at U.S. Airport Facilities Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory Dan Turner Objective The objective of this task was to demonstrate the potential for energy savings in U.S. airports by conducting a study of Terminals B and D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport regarding opera- tions and maintenance (O&M), commissioning of energy-consuming systems, and energy conservation retrofit measures. This objective was accomplished by conducting airport surveys and engineering analyses and producing a model energy report and informational brochure that focuses on pro-typical operations, building commissioning, and energy conservation retrofit opportunities.

B-2 Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 3. ACRP 11-03, S03-02/ ACRP Synthesis 5 Airport Ground Access Mode Choice Models Aviation System Consulting, LLC Geoffrey D. Gosling Objective This synthesis report examines the characteristics of existing ground access mode choice models and explores the issues involved in the development and use of such models to improve the under- standing and acceptance of their role in airport planning and management. S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 4. ACRP 11-03, S10-02/ ACRP Synthesis 8 Common Use Facilities and Equipment at Airports Barich, Inc. Rick Belliotti Objective This synthesis report provides meaningful information to aviation stakeholders in the airport environment considering how common-use facilities and practices may impact finances, technol- ogy, operations, facilities, business decisions, and policies. The synthesis report focuses on facilities, systems, and practices that compose the common-use environment and includes advantages and disadvantages of common-use systems, business and operational practices that require modification to implement common use, and actual experience to date. Table B-1. (Continued). S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 5. ACRP 11-03, S02-02/ ACRP Synthesis 10 Airport Sustainability Practices Ove Arup & Partners California Ltd. Jean Rogers Objective The initial compilation of sustainable practices from this synthesis could be used in several ways: (1) to document and serve as guidance to sustainable operations for airport operators; (2) to evaluate and rate airports’ progress toward sustainability; (3) for use as a planning tool for airport operators in developing specific sustainability plans; and (4) to identify research needed to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices. S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 6. ACRP 03-02/ ACRP Report 23 U. S. Airport Passenger-Related Processing Rates HNTB Corporation of Arlington, VA Joseph Navarrete Objective The objectives of this research were to (1) compile a unified database on passenger-related processing rates in an electronic spreadsheet or database format that is useful to planners, designers, and other interested parties and (2) provide guidance on how best to collect passenger-related processing point data.

Other Pertinent ACRP Studies B-3 S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 7. ACRP 03-05 Passenger Space Allocation Guidelines for Planning and Design of Airport Terminals TransSolutions Gloria Bender Objective The objective of this project is to develop passenger space allocation guidelines for terminal functional areas. The guidelines are to be based on level of service (LOS) scales developed from a sample of data collected at 10 airports. The guidelines will be used by airport operators, planners, and consultants in making decisions on development of new terminals and renovation of existing facilities. Table B-1. (Continued). S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 9. ACRP 03-07 Guidebook for Measuring Performance of Automated People Mover Systems at Airports Lea + Elliott Chris Gambla Objective The objective of this research is to develop a user-friendly guidebook for measuring performance of APM systems at airports. The guidebook should identify a set of performance measures and associated data requirements for APM operators at airports to assess and improve performance, compare APM systems, and plan and design future APM systems. The performance measures should address the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of APM systems at airports, particularly focusing on affects on APM passengers and on airport performance. S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 8. ACRP 03-06 Guidebook for Planning and Implementing Automated People Mover Systems at Airports Lea + Elliott David Little Objective The objective of this research is to prepare a comprehensive guidebook for planning and implement- ing automated people mover (APM) systems at airports. The guidebook should include, as appropri- ate, a CD-ROM with interactive tools that will assist airports to plan and implement an APM system. The scope of this research includes APM systems that provide transportation on airport grounds as well as access to remote facilities (e.g., airport parking, car rental facilities, hotels, off-airport public transportation, and other related activity centers). (continued on next page)

B-4 Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design Table B-1. (Continued). S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 11. ACRP 07-01/ ACRP Report 10 New Concepts for Airport Terminal Landside Facilities Corgan Associates, Inc. of Dallas, TX Philip Mein Objective The objective of this research was to develop new concepts that will stimulate design innovation for terminal landside facilities at FAA-designated large- and medium-hub airports to improve passenger accessibility and LOS between ground transportation and the secure parts of the terminal. S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 12. ACRP 07-02 Airport Curbside and Terminal-Area Roadway Operations Jacobs Consultancy Peter Mandle Objective The objective of this project is to develop a guide to analyze the operation of the airport curbside and the terminal area roadways, including the effects of direct access points (e.g., on-airport commercial parking, rental car operations, and hotels). S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 13. ACRP 07-04/ ACRP Report 25, Volume 2 Spreadsheet Models for Airport Terminal Planning and Design Landrum & Brown Matthew H. Lee Objective The objectives of this research were to (1) develop a user–friendly spreadsheet model (or models), with an accompanying manual, to analyze issues common to airport passenger terminal planning and design and (2) produce a compendium that identifies the types, scopes, and availability of spread- sheet and discrete event models that can be used by airport operators for airport passenger terminal planning and design. The prime users of this project’s products are intended to be employees of airport operators who are involved in terminal planning and design. S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 10. ACRP 03-14 Airport Passenger Conveyance System Usage / Throughput RFP IN PROCESS RFP IN PROCESS Objective The objective of this research is to prepare a comprehensive guidebook that will serve as a decision- support tool for planning, designing, and evaluating passenger conveyance systems at airports. The scope of this research should examine how passenger conveyance systems operate and provide service to different areas within the airport environment. For the purpose of this research project, passenger conveyance components include, but are not limited to, escalators, elevators, moving walkways, wheelchairs, and passenger assist vehicles/carts.

Other Pertinent ACRP Studies B-5 S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 14. ACRP 07-06 Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside Gresham, Smith and Partners James R. Harding Objective The objective of this research is to develop a handbook for airport operators containing up-to-date wayfinding and signing guidelines for the airport terminal and landside. The purpose of the handbook is to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of passengers within each airport and from one airport to another through the uniform application of the guidelines. The guidelines should address the following areas: (1) terminal including concourses/gates, ticketing/check-in, security checkpoints, Federal Inspection Services, baggage claim; (2) curbside/ground transportation; (3) parking; and (4) on-airport roadways/off-airport access roads. S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 15. ACRP 10-02 Planning Guide for Offsite Terminals MarketSense Consulting, LLC of Charlestown, MA Evelyn Addante Objective The objective of this research is to provide a guide for airport operators and others to use in planning offsite terminals. The research shall address topics such as warrants for offsite terminals and factors that influence their success, cover the range of services provided, and identify potential stakeholders and partners. S.No. Project/ Publication Name Research Agency Principal Investigator 16. ACRP 10-05/ ACRP Report 30 Understanding Common-Use Approaches at Airports Barich, Inc. Rick Belliotti Objective The objective of this research is to develop a reference guide for airports, airlines, and other stake- holders to identify and understand the financial, operational, liability, safety, customer service, and competitive elements of a common-use approach to the utilization of airport facilities and the provision of services. The guide should provide detailed analyses and information enabling individual airports and airlines to evaluate the feasibility and applicability of implementing a common-use approach. It should also provide common practices for evaluating, implementing, operating, and maintaining common-use facilities and services. Table B-1. (Continued).

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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 25, Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design comprises a guidebook, spreadsheet models, and a user’s guide in two volumes and a CD-ROM intended to provide guidance in planning and developing airport passenger terminals and to assist users in analyzing common issues related to airport terminal planning and design.

Volume 1 of ACRP Report 25 explores the passenger terminal planning process and provides, in a single reference document, the important criteria and requirements needed to help address emerging trends and develop potential solutions for airport passenger terminals. Volume 1 addresses the airside, terminal building, and landside components of the terminal complex.

Volume 2 of ACRP Report 25 consists of a CD-ROM containing 11 spreadsheet models, which include practical learning exercises and several airport-specific sample data sets to assist users in determining appropriate model inputs for their situations, and a user’s guide to assist the user in the correct use of each model. The models on the CD-ROM include such aspects of terminal planning as design hour determination, gate demand, check-in and passenger and baggage screening, which require complex analyses to support planning decisions. The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image.

View information about the TRB webinar on ACRP Report 25, Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design, which was held on Monday, April 26, 2010.

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