SHORT-RUN TRAVELER RESPONSES TO ALTERNATIVE GASOLINE-ALLOCATION PLANS: SOME MODELING RESULTS

This paper presents the results of applying an improved version of the disaggregate demand-modeling method in connection with a currently available data set to develop some exploratory estimates of the travel impacts of a gasoline shortage. The methodological improvements consist of including increases in multidestination travel among the modeled responses of travelers to gasoline shortages and of including several gasoline-rationing procedures among the allocation systems that can be analyzed. The data set that is used was obtained from the 1968 Washington, D.C., area transportation study. Although this data set suffers from data deficiencies, it is not substantially different in this respect from other available data sets. It does permit certain qualitative conclusions to be reached that may be applicable to current circumstances.

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    • Horowitz, Joel
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 106-109
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00330105
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM