EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR URBAN MASS TRANSIT BUSES. FINAL REPORT DECEMBER 80-AUGUST 83
The objective of this study was to identify a fuel that can be used as an alternative to diesel fuel in transit buses. From a thorough examination of all available fuels, six were selected for detailed study. The fuels were: ammonia, ethanol, hydrogen, methanol, natural gas, and propane. The detailed analysis included economic, operational and technical feasibility evaluations. Methanol was selected as the best alternative fuel to diesel. Included in the report is a demonstration plan to test and evaluate the operation of methanol-fueled buses in northern (cold climate) cities.
Port Authority of Allegheny CountyBeaver and Island Avenues
Pittsburgh, PA United States 15233
Booz-Allen and Hamilton, IncorporatedTransportation Consulting Division, 4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD United States 20814
- Publication Date: 1983-9
- Pagination: 111 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternate fuels; Ammonia; Buses; Ethanol; Hydrogen; Methanol; Natural gas; Propane; Public transit; Urban areas
- Old TRIS Terms: Propane fuel
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00386691
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM