APPROACH TO ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ENERGY CONSERVATION POLICIES ON TRANSPORTATION DEMAND

The federal government and many state governments are considering a number of policies that will alleviate the impacts of fuel shortages. To the extent that these policies deal with the use and supply of motor fuel they may have important impacts on transportation systems. This paper examines a number of energy-conservation policies and assesses, at a general level, their likely transportation impacts. The ability of existing transportation modeling techniques to rigorously assess the impacts of these policies is also examined. In particular, where available modeling devices appear unable to deal with the impact of energy policies on the overall demand for travel and on the choice of mode, preliminiary suggestions on revisions to the models are offered. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Energy policy impact evaluation
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  • Accession Number: 00308570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029791
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM