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SOURCE: Beta testing version of BWI system under development by the I-95 Corridor Coalition.

Figure 9-13. The BWI ground access module allows the user to click on any destination on the interactive map, which produces options by automobile, taxi, van, and rail services.

SOURCE: Beta testing version of BWI system under development by the I-95 Corridor Coalition.

Figure 9-14. The airport user seeking rail information is presented with trips from BWI to the nearest commuter rail, light rail, and Amtrak stations.

Getting Ground Access Information to the Traveler

At a later point in development, the beta testing module will be put into operation for all trips to the airport. Later research will explore the challenges of offering such an airport-based trip itinerary planning system via cell phone with screen use and via telephone without the assumption of the ability to use screens.

Conclusions In many cases, the potential users of public mode services simply do not know that high-quality alternatives to the automobile and taxi exist. The U.S. transit industry is now in the process of adopting highly effective origin–destination trip itinerary planning systems that show how any given trip, such as one to or from the airport, can be accomplished by public transportation. In Europe, these programs have been applied on a nationwide and even international scale. As yet, the full integration of ground transportation information with aviation-based passenger information has yet to be implemented anywhere. Planners implementing information systems should consider the needs of later systems that truly integrate information for all modes and provide for immediate tickets sales for all segments of the longer distance trip.

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CHAPTER 10

Further Research

As ACRP is well under way, many major research tasks have now been identified. This brief section deals with subjects that could receive additional research attention, to augment the research now under way. The recommendations for further research are categorized by the process described in Chapter 1.

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