This study is an initial effort to apply social system analysis to transportation energy conservation in order to prepare the ground for a team effort of transportation and energy specialists, regional planners, policy planners, policy analysts and generalists, and government administrators, together with additional inputs from commerce, industry, and the community at large. The study inventoried the principal factors and inputs, estimated their magnitudes and relations, and arranged them in a tentative but reasoned pattern. The present transportation system's structure and operation data, and macroanalysis and microanalysis data for energy demand were analyzed on a policy perspective, with emphasis on their order of magnitude, their relation to the whole system, and a cost/benefit analysis which expresses the whole energetic, economic and socio-environmental cost of the present transportation system in Puerto Rico. The principal conclusions are expressed in 4 policy baselines. Directions for more detailed policy research are indicated, and some defects of the present implementation system are illustrated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Puerto Rico, San Juan

    Center for Energy and Environment Research
    San Juan,   Puerto Rico  7908
  • Authors:
    • Mayda, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-27

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEER-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM