ENERGY REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGER GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

A STUDY IS MADE OF THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY EXPENDED BY AN INDIVIDUAL TRAVELING BY DIFFERENT GROUND TRANSPORTATION MODES. THREE TYPICAL TRIPS ARE EXAMINED, NAMELY: THE INTRAURBAN COMMUTE, THE SUBURBAN/URBAN COMMUTE, AND THE INTERCITY TRIP. THE STUDY BEGINS WITH A LOOK INTO THE CURRENT AND POTENTIAL TRANSPORTATION ENERGY RESOURCE SITUATION, FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION OF THE TRANSPORTATION/ENERGY EFFICIENCIES OF A WIDE VARIETY OF GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. FINALLY, A BREAKDOWN OF THE ENERGY CONSUMED BY AN INDIVIDUAL MAKING THE THREE TYPICAL TRIPS IS PRESENTED. A VARIETY OF MULTIMODAL TRIPS ARE COMPARED WITH SINGLE MODAL TRIPS FROM THE BASIS OF ENERGY CONSUMED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • TECH PAPER 73-ICT-24
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Goss, W P
    • Mcgowan, J G
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1974 12:00AM