TRANSPORTATION ENERGY AND RELATED DATA COLLECTION AT STATE AND SUBSTATE LEVEL

The collection and timely monitoring of transportation energy consumption and related data for use at the state and substate level have many problems. Much of the relevant data are available at the national level and must be disaggregated to the state or substate level to be meaningful. A comprehensive data directory has been prepared with funding from UMTA. The directory lists sources, level of detail, frequency of reporting, lag time, and quality of data. It describes data series and information systems in 10 broad categories. The frequency of reporting, as well as time lags, pose significant difficulties for the timely monitoring of transportation energy use and travel behavior. Deregulation of certain industries by the federal government (e.g., airlines) and the subsequent loss of reporting requirements are also a factor. In addition, proprietary and private data sources may limite data availability for monitoring activities. At the substate level sources of data for two urban areas in New York State are identified. Rochester is a large metropolitan area, the core city of a four-county standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA) that has a population of more than 100,000. Oneonta is in a rural county and has a population of 50,000. One of the more important measures of transportation energy use (automotive fuel) at the substate level has no direct data source. Synthesis methods are used to obtain an indication of fuel use. Six methods are used to estimate the fuel use for Rochester, New York. Some of the resons for the different results obtained by using each method are discussed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 20-26
  • Monograph Title: IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY OF TRANSPORTATION DATA
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036186
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM