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)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 53-59
  • Monograph Title: Transportation Energy: Data, Forecasting, Policy, and Models
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  • Accession Number: 00331031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031079
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM