Access to Airports

Achieving efficient access to airports that is also sustainable is a major challenge to transport planners. Alan Howes’ experience in this area includes the following;

Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central; Alan formed part of a team from Dar al Handasah and Colin Buchanan advising the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation on the development of this six-runway airport and surrounding city.  He was responsible for assembling and co-ordinating forecast land transport demand data, building a spreadsheet model of forecast trips (including modal split assumptions, and formulating broad proposals for public transport networks to serve the development. The airport, currently under construction, is planned to be the largest passenger airport and cargo hub in the world. Road traffic generated by the airport and city constitute a major potential issue.

Manchester Airport Ground Access; Working with an AECOM predecessor, Alan conducted a study of present and future ground access at the airport, to assist design of a new transport interchange. This included research into existing movement patterns and alternative ways of achieving a greater modal share for public transport. (for GMPTE)
Links (both about PRT – the latest development in Ground Access at airports)
New PRT application at London Heathrow T5
London Heathrow Central Terminal Area study (possible PRT application)