As an industry leader in airport planning, LeighFisher has a comprehensive understanding of the links between airport facilities and the larger passenger and freight transportation systems. We recognize that each airport is an intermodal facility with surface transportation modes typically connecting passengers and goods with intercity, national, and global aviation markets.
LeighFisher helps our clients understand their markets and ways that passengers and goods can be moved from their points of origin to the airport. In analyzing alternatives, we consider cost, time, reliability, and sustainability of services to determine if sufficient capacity would be available to accommodate current and future demand. These multimodal analyses necessarily involve working with a range of transportation authorities and private companies to ensure that airport planning processes are aligned with other regional and local transportation planning processes.
LeighFisher also analyzes on-airport transportation as, once on airport, passengers and goods must be moved to terminals and loading docks from a variety of locations, including the curbside, parking garages, and rail/transit stations, as well as cargo warehouses and consolidation facilities. Assessing the capacity and performance of these transportation networks and right-sizing airport facilities to integrate with each of them is vital to the development of cost-effective intermodal solutions.
Our facility planning and financial advisory services also help airport operators develop the commercial business strategies necessary to evaluate the affordability of intermodal infrastructure.