ENERGY & ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF PROJECTED FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS (MAY 1977)

Report estimating energy consumption and intensiveness in the 6 major freight transport modes, 1972, and under 3 levels of energy conservation, 1980 and 1985. Transport modes are truck, railroad, inland waterway, coastal and great lakes ships, pipeline, and air freight. Freight traffic is shown by ton, mile, and ton-mile; energy consumption is measured in btus and energy intensiveness in btu per ton-mile. Contents: executive summary, with 8 summary tables. Section 1-5. Narrative text with 114 tables, most presenting 1972 and projected energy and traffic data for each mode and 19 commodity groups; and energy savings resulting from industry implementation of specified energy conservation measures and equipment. Projections are shown for 3 cases; no change, conservation, and government influence. App. A-g. Methodology and data sources, for each transport mode. Includes 75 tables showing selected baseline traffic data, data reaggregation for model input, assumptions, and sample calculations. Estimates are generated by a model of intercity freight transport (transen) using derived fuel consumption factors and published 1971-74 freight traffic data from I.C.C., Census Bureau, and other agencies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1990 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00321188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM