Essay on Jet Blue
Airlines have become an important form of transportation since the prices of airlines have gone down. People are traveling more with JetBlue, Southwest, Air Tran (low-cost carriers) than US Airways, Continental, Delta (network airlines). As mentioned in Planning Airport Access in an Era of Low-Cost Airlines an article from Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) 2006 written by Richard de Neufville; air transportation industry is changing fundamentally.
Richard de Neufville is a professor of engineering systems and environmental engineering at Massachusetts Institute of technology. He has consulted on airport related projects in many cites which led him to write this article. Neufville presented the elementary …show more content…
Neufville brings up a different aspects about special purpose, high speed, fixed route access which is the rapid connection between the city center and the airport. Projects like building a train path are very expensive and require extensive construction; Air Tran from New York /Kennedy airport to metropolitan rail network cost about $1.7 billion for 8.4 miles. Theses links have very few riders on them, which increases the cost per ride. There is another form of transportation called door-to-door which includes changing from taxis to trains is said to be “cost