From the comprehensive report of the challenge area East Austin, and the site analysis, it is noticeable that the study area lacks public services in general. That also partially reflects the public services around the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. However, the usage of the airport is not low. According to Airport news in 2019, more than 1.64 million passengers traveled through the airport in July, exceeding the previous monthly record set in June by 33,619 passengers. The airport currently has a capacity of 3,000 parking lot. Although the private parking lots around, they fill up quickly according to the local news. The average parking cost is from $3/hr up to $27/day. The private parking lot is lower, is $12/day. Compare to the public transit fee of $1.25, there's still space to offer further airport parking and attract parking business. In the Michigan DTW area, the private parking lot is popular. The lots usually locate a little distance but offer a free shuttle to the airport 24/7 by every 10 to 15 mins. Different parking lot share the airport shuttle to lower the cost. The airport passenger creates business opportunities in many cities, such as Boston, Detroit, Las Vegas, and more.
So the support health during the unexpected concept is, to use the radiation of airport impact, add transit on all directions at the study area, to attract business investment along the transit route and around the airport district outside of the aviation safety boundary.
As a big portion of the region's family household income is under poverty. In this special situation, the airport parking shuttle concept becomes one affordable and fast option. And the concept changes the private parking business into a public service, which can ensure the affordability for local residents, and obtain the parking data to add more suitable parking locations in the concerned area when the demand exceeds the capacity.
By adding more airport parking, the city transportation department will generate sustainable funding to support the operation of the airport shuttles, which also can take residents to the airport service hub.
The assumption is based on the public service map from the Austin Report. The service map indicates the higher population distribution. With that info, we learned that people who live on the west side would have potential consumption on parking lots on vacations. Moreover, the warm temperature will attract tourists all seasons and usage of airports and need shops, dining, clinic, and place to stay.