CAN THE INTERCITY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ACCOMMODATE THE DEMAND DURING AND ENERGY SHORTAGE?

This paper assesses the amount of excess capacity available in the intercity transportation system by examining what the system consists of, how it is being used, what its capacity is under existing (1977) service levels, and what its capacity could be if it were used more intensively. It is concluded that considerable excess capacity is available and could be made usable by focusing sufficient managerial and logistic talent in order to develop plans for utilization of that capacity.

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. This paper appeared in Transportation Research Special Report No. 191, Considerations in Transportation Energy Contingency Planning. Proceedings of the National Energy Users' Conference.
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    • Fairman, Gibson W
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 63-69
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00330095
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM