This paper describes the efforts of DOT to prepare local areas for increased demands on their transportation systems that would result from future oil shortages. UMTA and FHWA have established a program of technical assistance for local transportation contingency planning. In 1979, they asked their regional offices to give high priority to contingency planning, began developing technical assistance materials, held workshops in five cities, and designed energy related planning as a high priority in allocating Section 8 Technical Studies and for use of FHWA planning funds. As a result, nearly every urbanized area, and all those over one million population, have initiated some level of contingency planning activity. Local areas which are further along are undertaking more detailed efforts: laying out specific bus routes and schedules, developing public information programs, and detailing bus and driver use. FHWA and UMTA are continuing to press for plans of sufficient detail and currency to be prepared for rapid implementation in an emergency.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Office of Consumer Affairs
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Maring, G
    • Steinmann, R
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Pagination: p. 12
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM