Proposals for shifting intercity and urban traffic to modified systems with better energy efficiency are developed. With these, per capita transportation could be maintained or increased and door-to-door travel convenience could be maintained or improved within the hypothesized constraint. A table shows how the author would provide under what he calls a "semi-austerity" transport energy budget nearly twice the total of passenger- and ton-miles of transport by 1995 with no increase in petroleum consumption. The plan calls for considerable increase in the traffic carried by intercity passenger buses and trains, urban buses, and railway piggy-backing of road trailers. Two new developments are projected--a sizable fleet of urban passenger automobiles and a fleet of intercity passenger-carrier auto-trains to give these urban automobiles intercity capability.

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  • Authors:
    • Rice, B A
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Pagination: p. 45-53
  • Serial:
    • Technology Review
    • Volume: 76
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • ISSN: 1099-274X

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  • Accession Number: 00054758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1981 12:00AM