Title

LOGAN 2000: A WORLD CLASS UPGRADE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Authors

D Brush

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1997

Subject Area

operations - capacity, operations - traffic, planning - environmental impact, land use - impacts, policy - environment, policy - parking, place - airport, mode - mass transit, mode - pedestrian

Keywords

Upgrading, Updating, Transit, Traffic free zones, Terminals (Transportation), Terminal design, Structural design, Public transit, Pedestrian trafficways, Pedestrian precinct, Pedestrian facilities, Pedestrian areas, Parking capacity, Parking, Modernization, Mass transit, Logan International Airport, Local transit, Intermodal transportation, Intermodal terminals, Intermodal systems, Environmental impacts, Environmental effects, Design, Depots (Transportation), Building design, Boston Logan International Airport, Auto free zones, Airport access, Access to airports

Abstract

This article discusses the Logan 2000 airport modernization project, a $1 billion program designed to make Logan International more passenger-friendly and efficient. The program will upgrade current terminals, improve traffic and pedestrian circulation within the airport, and centralize parking. Logan 2000 is designed to reduce the impact on the local environment and improve transportation infrastructure and airport access. The inability of Terminal E, which opened in 1974, to provide state-of-the-art service to international travelers, illustrates the need to modernize the airport. The International Gateway Project, a component of Logan 2000, will modernize the international terminals. Another key component of Logan 2000 is the improvement of ground access to and from the airport. The article describes the Airport Intermodal Transit Connector, an airport transit system that will provide two primary routes for Logan Airport access.