MOBILITY IN THE ENERGY ERA
Energy and conservation was one of the topics touched upon by the Chairman of the General Motors Corporation in his remarks to the 15th Highway Transportation Congress. He stressed the fact that while new sources of energy must be explored, those already existing must not be wasted. A balance must be achieved between energy conservation measures and the undesirable side-effects that might evolve. In the area of highway safety, much work still needs to be done to improve travelling safety on the highways. The reduction in accidents that occurred as a result of the lowering of speed limits in an effort to conserve gasoline must not be taken as an indication that safety measures can receive less attention. Public transportation has been revived in recent years and projects for the future are concerned with as many and the best modes possible to serve the needs of the public. The energy crisis has forced changes in the automobile industry, and General Motors has responded to the public's demand for more gasoline-economic cars, but at the same time pointing out the importance of having a choice of transportation mode. Growth in mobility will continue in the years ahead, and the beneficial effect of the energy crisis will be more careful planning and conservation.
- Presented at the 15th Highway Transportation Congress, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1974.
Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20036
- Gerstenberg, R C
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Conservation; Energy; Energy resources; Fuel consumption; Highway safety; Multimodal transportation; Public transit
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Highways; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00261680
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 11 1981 12:00AM