Mobility

ABA voices support for equitable airport access

Posted on September 15, 2017

The statement urged Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., and Ranking Member Bill Nelson, D-Fla., of the Senate Commerce Committee and Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to provide clarity and a level playing field for landside transportation at the country's airports. Photo: The American Bus Association
The statement urged Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., and Ranking Member Bill Nelson, D-Fla., of the Senate Commerce Committee and Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to provide clarity and a level playing field for landside transportation at the country's airports. Photo: The American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) joined the National Limousine Assoc.; Near Airport Parking Industry Trade Assoc.; and the Taxicab, Limousine, Paratransit Assoc. in addressing a letter to members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The statement urged Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., and Ranking Member Bill Nelson, D-Fla., of the Senate Commerce Committee and Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to provide clarity and a level playing field for landside transportation at the country's airports.

The letter states that private motorcoach face barriers to landside access of federally funded airports. It mentions that inequitable access includes inconvenient and inconsistent drop-off and pickup locations, and fees.

The coalition urges the creation of a working group led by the Department of Transportation’s Undersecretary for Policy to study the effectiveness of achieving those goals already set forth in Section 47101 of the U.S. Code - encouraging intermodal connections on airport properties to serve passengers efficiently as well as promoting economic development, economic productivity, and global competitiveness.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

3 cities, Passport partner on solution for shared scooter use

With the solution, Charlotte, Detroit, and Omaha can maintain visibility and control over scooter deployments and better manage their curbs.

Next Chicago mayor should tap a mobility chief, report says

Other recommendations from the report include, a pilot program for electric scooters, and an increase in the state gas tax.

WMATA issues RFP for late-night on-demand services

The service will be offered seven days a week for trips within WMATA’s service area between midnight and 4 a.m. when its rail system is closed.

Bolt Mobility launches e-scooters with swappable batteries

Company has fleets of personal electric scooters on the streets of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Arlington, Virginia; and Alexandria, Virginia.

DART, Uber team for new transportation offering

One-year pilot program to provide North Texas riders greater flexibility and more options for their transportation needs.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation