POTENTIAL USE OF CARPOOLING DURING PERIODS OF ENERGY SHORTAGES

Serveral approaches to estimating the level of carpooling that might be attained in a period of fuel shortage are reviewed. The range of estimates - from a shift of 2 percent of commuters up to 40 percent - is wide. However, these estimates vary with respect to the level of shortage, the area considered, and the amount of transit likely to be available as an alternative. It is concluded that to make an estimate for a particular state or urban area, the planner must assess each of the approaches discussed in this paper for its applicability to the local situation, decide between using surveys or models or both, consider any carpooling programs in the area as well as the capacity and level of service of the transit system, and finally, be aware that travelers will make a large number of responses to a fuel shortage, changing their travel patterns in many ways.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 38-43
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00330091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM