ENERGY-ECONOMY STUDY METHODS AND TRANSIT CASES

The purpose of this report is to describe energy economy study methods that are now available for practical use. The report discusses methods of estimating energy demands in Chapter II. Three heavy rail transit systems and two bus systems (Chapters III to VII) are described in terms of their development history, physical characteristics, operations, service, and energy demands. Estimates are made for the direct and indirect energy demands for the systems and energy economy studies of hypothetical alternatives for operations, equipment, or facilities are presented for the following systems: PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rail system; BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit District) rail system: AC Transit (Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District) bus system: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrobus and Metrorail systems. Chapter VIII discusses a number of opportunities to conduct energy economy studies, and presents quantitative data for three comparisons of hypothetical alternatives. Some information from actual settings was used. (MCW)

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    SRI International

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  • Authors:
    • HENDERSON, C
    • Ellis, H T
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

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  • Pagination: 89 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00345441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/CS/50189-T1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: AC03-80CS50189
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1982 12:00AM