TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLAN PHASE I: INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS

This document begins a process to address new federal concerns within a transportation planning framework which focuses on energy consumption. Contingency planning has two major objectives. These are to: 1) retain individual mobility and ease the supply problems of the general populace during short-term supply shortfall crisis situations, and 2) reduce the long-term demand for fuel. In order to be adequately prepared for future fuel supply disruptions, it is necessary to prepare a variety of conservation and contingency strategies that can be employed, as needed, in response to varying supply situations. This Plan projects the anatomy of a gasoline shortage as it might occur in Southeastern Connecticut. The first part of this Plan focuses on the transportation system, primarily the work-trip component of this system, because it is recognized that this is the most susceptible to disruptions caused by fuel scarcities. Data have been compiled and analyzed concerning the Region's fuel distribution system, the storage capacity of private and public "end users," and current rates of gasoline consumption. The impact of various shortfall levels are discussed, and recommendations are made in regards to the most efficient ways to distribute fuel in the event of future shortages. Also, the carrying capacity of public and semi-public vehicles, and their potential for use during a fuel shortage, are examined. Phase II of this Energy Contingency Plan will make recommendations and detail the strategies to be used in the final plan. At this point, because the Region is seen to have a unique set of problems relative to travel demands, Phase II of the Plan will concentrate on developing strategies specifically suited for this Region.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency

    139 Boswell Avenue
    Norwich, CT  United States  06360

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Highways, 24 Wolcott Hill Road, P.O. Drawer A
    Wethersfield, CT  United States  06109

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Butler, J
    • Guggenheim, R
    • Storrow, C
  • Publication Date: 1981-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00341535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: CT-09-0018
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM