VEHICLE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS ON THE WEST VIRGINIA TURNPIKE AND ALTERNATE ROUTES

THE ECONOMICS OF VEHICLE OPERATION, AS MEASURED FUEL CONSUMPTION, SPEED AND BRAKING, SPEED GROUPS, AND TRAVEL TIME, WAS MEASURED FOR TRAVEL BETWEEN CHARLESTON AND PRINCETON, W. VIRGINIA BEFORE AND AFTER THE OPENING OF THE TURNPIKE ALONG THIS ROUTE. FOR THE CAR STUDY, THE LARGE SAVINGS IN MILEAGE RESULTED IN A NET REDUCTION OF FUEL CONSUMPTION, EVEN THOUGH FUEL CONSUMPTION RATE WAS HIGHER ON THE TURNPIKE, FOR DESIGN SPEEDS. ON THE TWO PARALLEL ROUTES TO THE TURNPIKE, THERE WAS NO CHANGE IN FUEL CONSUMPTION OR TRIP TIME WITH THE OPENING OF THE TURNPIKE. FOR THE TRUCK STUDY, TRAVEL TIME AND TOTAL FUEL CONSUMPTION WERE ALSO LESS THAN FOR THE PARALLEL ROUTES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, pp 539-560, 12 FIG, 7 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Schwender, H C
  • Publication Date: 1957

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 1957
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  • Accession Number: 00223530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 22 1972 12:00AM