MASS TRANSIT IMPACT ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION

THE UNITED STATES TOTAL TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONSUMPTION REPRESENTS 25 PERCENT OF OUR DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION AND 55 PERCENT OF OUR PETROLEUM CONSUMPTION, AND IT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THESE PROPORTIONS IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. WE CURRENTLY HAVE A PETROLEUM IMPORT REQUIREMENT THAT IS PROJECTED TO INCREASE BY THE MID-1980S TO 50 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL PETROLEUM CONSUMPTION, COMPARABLE TO THE PROJECTED TOTAL TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONSUMPTION AT THAT TIME. THE PAPER DISCUSSES THE CURRENT STRUCTURE OF OUR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE PUBLIC TRANSIT MODES: BUS, TAXI, RAPID TRANSIT, TROLLEY, AND COMMUTER RAIL. DATA ARE DRAWN FROM VARIOUS SOURCES AND INTEGRATED TO FORM AN OVERALL VIEW OF URBAN TRANSIT IMPACT ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION. SEVERAL OPTION EXAMPLES FOR CONSERVING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TRANSIT ENERGY ARE IDENTIFIED AND EVALUATED FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES. COMMENTS ARE INCLUDED REGARDING OTHER IMPACTS CONCERNING THE OPTIONAL EXAMPLES SELECTED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • SP-383
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Husted, R
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Accession Number: 00242646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Spec Pub
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM