TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR THE KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN REGION

The purpose of the Plan is to study and recommend strategies which provide persons residing in the KCMR with energy efficient alternatives for traveling to work during a transportation fuel crisis, and focuses on strategies which protect passenger transportation and the work trip and reduce the demand for transportation fuel. It does not address measures which would increase the fuel supply or gasoline allocation and rationing, which are the responsibilities of State and Federal governments. Over fifty transportation control measures were studied. Ten transportation control strategies were selected by the Plan based on their institutional transportation and environmental impacts. These strategies include: Park and Ride Improvements for Public Transit; Vanpooling for Major Employers; Promotion of a Four-Day Work Week Left Turn Removal at Appropriate Intersections; Switching Traffic Control Devices to Flashing Mode in off-Peak Periods; Transit Fleet Stockpiling; Regional Carpooling Programs; Peak Period Transit Improvements; Transit Feeder Service; and Variable Work Scheduling. Several of these strategies have already been carried out by MARC and other agencies in the region in response to the 1979 energy crisis. The implementation of this Transportation Energy Contingency Plan includes a monitoring system which is already being utilized to gauge supply and demand for gasoline in the region to better determine when the ten strategies should be used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mid-America Regional Council

    20 West 9th Street
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64152

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MO-09-7001-81-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MO-09-7001
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM