Community Considerations in Planning for Air Cargo Transportation Systems 680520
Separate cargo airports may be the most viable means of alleviating the pending saturation of airports which will cripple the air cargo industry. Such outpost terminals, by making full use of rail, road, and V/STOL transport systems, could be located up to 500 miles from the metropolitan centers. The in-city primary distribution terminals would no longer need to be located at the major airports. City planners might choose to concentrate the centers in a single downtown area or disperse them throughout the urban area. For they realize that the location of such facilities will have large effects on community growth. The outpost terminal concept and its intermodal transportation system transcends current political, legal, and even national boundaries. A blue-ribbon task force should be formed to develop the concepts necessary to the implication of this system.