DIRECT ENERGY ACCOUNTS FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Methods for computing accounts of direct energy consumption by urban person travel are described. These accounts are compiled by mode, trip purpose, time of day, and origin-destination pair and are designed to be compatible with the existing transportation planning software and data sets. For automobile trips, a program is used to trace equilibrium assignment paths and calculate zone-to-zone fuel consumption based on link speeds and distances. A similar program for public transit modes calculates zone-to-zone energy consumption based on modal vehicle kilometers per person trip along each minimum impedance path. The final accounts are separate matrices of zone-to-zone energy flows for both public and private modes that can be summarized in tables or displayed graphically. Results from a case study of the Chicago metropolitan area are briefly presented. (Authors)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 53-59
  • Monograph Title: Transportation energy: data, forecasting, policy and models
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031079
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM