An analytical methodology was developed to establish priorities for a set of transportation energy conservation (TEC) strategies within an urban environment. Such a methodology is needed because of the high cost and long-term shortage of energy, the lack of an effective and comprehensive TEC evaluation tool, and the requirement for optimal allocation of limited transportation funds. The objectives of this research were to (a) develop a cost-effectiveness methodology for evaluating and ranking the various TEC strategies under given situations and (b) apply the developed methodology to a realworld situation to demonstrate its usefulness and practicability. Among the desirable features incorporated into the methodology are (a) a comprehensive accounting of all relevant effects of TEC strategies, (b) an approach to assure compatibility among tangible and intangible effects, (c) linkage of the theoretical framework to the decisionmaking process, (d) application of multiattribute utility theory to subjective impact assessment, and (e) the use of cost-effectiveness concepts. The case study of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area in Utah has demonstrated the methodology's utility, ease of application, and acceptance by decision makers and responsible agencies.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-11
  • Monograph Title: Methodologies for considering technical energy issues in urban transportation planning
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  • Accession Number: 00450303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309037727
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 878
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:55PM