Regional Airport System Plan

Ground Access Element

The Ground Access Element of the Regional Airport System Plan provides an analysis of current and forecast ground access problems at Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International, and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall airports. This plan element also integrates airport system ground access and facility planning into the overall regional transportation planning process and will include recommendations for improving ground access to the airports.

Air Cargo Element

Airport cargo and handling facilities are a major element of airport system planning. This study examines existing demand, and analyzes how the movement of cargo affects the regional ground transportation network. It also focuses on the goods movement portion of airport access, examines the estimated potential demand for air cargo facilities, and compares this demand with current and planned facilities to determine what air cargo facilities are needed in the region to meet future demand. The work is done in coordination with the programs of MAA, VDOA, and MWAA.