SELECTED ISSUES RELATED TO GOVERNMENTAL RESPONSES TO ENERGY SHORTFALLS IN THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR

In discussing governmental responses to energy shortfalls in the transportation sector, this paper points out that an important overall factor of the whole contingency-responses question is that the ability of the nation's economy to react effectively to true petroleum shortages is mainly dependent on local reactions and adjustments that follow federal (e.g., allocations) and state (e.g., odd-even plans and minimum sale regulations) actions. The problems and goals are seen as being defined and mandated at the federal level, with the states bearing the legal responsibility of attaining these goals, but the actual programs and strategies (and their positive and negative socioeconomic impacts) being mainly local concerns.

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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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    • Crowell, William H
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: pp 111-115
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM