Following remarks on the current energy situation in the U.S., we are told that substantive changes in energy direction and use are required now. We are presented with the question "How do we take the energy we do have and develop a new petroleum-efficient transportation system?" The answer given is that we must pursue "a combination of public transit investments and urban redesign incentives to reduce petroleum consumption by channeling new residential and employment investment to urban areas already furnished with appropriate infrastructure" which "will require joint land use and transportation policies and an irrevocable commitment to public transit facilities." Other important elements in a transportation energy-management program are also pointed out, including traffic signal programs, park-and-ride, highway space allocation programs, and transit enhancement codes.

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