Report presenting 1972 base year data on transportation energy consumption and energy efficiency of each transportation model and discussing potential energy savings from conservation measures including improvements in vehicle design and operating efficiency, increased load factors, reductions in service or use, and modal shifts. Estimates of energy consumption per unit of service and potential energy savings were calculated from data in published and unpublished government and trade assn reports and studies. Contents: executive summary; with 3 charts showing distribution of total energy use, and extended table showing for 35 specific conservation measures: potential fuel savings 1980 and 1990, costs or dollar savings, implementation time, travel time change, emissions, and safety effects. (15P.) Section 1. introduction and methodology, with 1 table showing transportation industry activity, 1947-90 (8P.). Section 2-4. Domestic passenger and freight transportation, by mode, and mode shifts; with 24 tables, showing for auto, bus, truck, rail, air, water, and pipeline: direct fuel consumed in barrels per day and gallons and BTU per year, and as percent of total direct transportation energy consumption; service rendered, in vehicle and passenger- or ton-miles (65P.). Section 5. Indirect energy consumption for construction and maintenance of transportation equipment and related facilities; and from refining and distribution losses of transport fuels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • POLLARD, J
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Files: TSR, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM