1968-02-01

The Satellite Airport System and the Community 680328

This paper presents an answer to the ground barrier problem. Studies have defined problems in the following areas: maximum terminal capacity, internal roadway systems, automobile parking, freeways and access roads, airfreight, and noise.To find solutions to the above problems, a satellite system of airports has been developed which will smooth out the interfaces with all other forms of transportation for people and commodities, and will disperse the volumes entering the system.In our satellite airport system studies, the Metroport, with short elevated runways capable of handling the new vertical and short take-off aircraft, has evolved.An elevated rail, and in some cases a subway system, travelling clear of ground congestion will be a vital link in the transportation network.The Los Angeles satellite airport concept is one of the best answers to bringing air transportation to all sections of the metropolitan areas.

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