Getting There from Here — A Discussion of Surface Transportation Problems at the L A. International Airport in the Age of the SST 670828
The examination of ground transportation conditions at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) suggests that while there is still some potential street and freeway capacity left, future problems may arise. Ground transportation limitations require that means must be found either to decentralize departing flights or bring arriving passengers to the airport by other means.
The Department of Airports proposes a system of satellite airports and metroports, utilizing flying buses or VTOL/STOL aircraft to transport passengers around the metroport area. To be successful, the system should provide a flat rate fare for all passengers, regardless of their airport destination.
Citation: Bowler, R., "Getting There from Here — A Discussion of Surface Transportation Problems at the L A. International Airport in the Age of the SST," SAE Technical Paper 670828, 1967, https://doi.org/10.4271/670828. Download Citation
Richard K. Bowler
Automobile Club of Southern California
Aeronautic and Space Engineering and Manufacturing Meeting