Surface Transportation Best Practices Study
The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Master Plan Update approved in 2012 recognized the important role of the airport in the regional transportation system. Its strategic location on SH 82 only 3 miles from the heart of Aspen and about 8 miles from the Snowmass Village Mall provides a great opportunity for the airport to be served by the many modes of surface transportation (commonly referred to as “ground” or “landside” transportation) that the community has been diligent in developing over the years. Airport users continue to rely on private automobiles and rental cars to travel to/from the airport. The Airport Master Plan has identified a need to enhance the vehicle access and circulation system at the airport and to potentially consolidate parking in the vicinity of the
terminal. To best plan for the future of the airport, this Surface Transportation Best Practices Study was conceived to determine what other similar airports are doing to address their users’
ground transportation needs while at the same time preserving the quality of the experience enjoyed by both residentsand visitors in these unique communities.