Circuitous Trips to the Airport--A Thing of the Past?

Boston Globe writer Anthony Flint gives readers an inside look into the changing landscape of direct transit access to airports in major cities across the U.S., and offers tips for planners.
October 1, 2003, 11am PDT | Connie Chung
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"A number of cities and airports are working to make that typically circuitous, demoralizing trip a thing of the past..." Flint reports: "The biggest news on this front is in San Francisco, where the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) extension to the airport opened in June to rave reviews, joining the Red Line in Portland, Ore., and the Green Line in Los Angeles in car-free efficiency. On the East Coast, trains will soon be leaving every five minutes from Penn Station in Manhattan to the Jamaica Center-JFK station, a nice mirror image for the 15-minute ride on Amtrak or New Jersey Transit to Newark International. Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., figured out the beauty of this system many years ago. Taking a train to the plane is also possible in Oakland, St. Louis, and Cleveland."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Sunday, September 28, 2003 in The Boston Globe
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