ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR BUSES: CURRENT ASSESSMENT AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
This report examines the issue of alternative fuels for transit buses from the perspective of the 1980's and beyond. In a time when federal involvement in alternative fuel development is of lessened significance and market place actions seem of greater value than government intervention or investment, it is relevant to examine the objectives of developing diesel fuel alternatives for public transportation vehicle use. Four fuel groups are evaluated: alcohols, vegetable oils, methane (or natural gas) and hydrogen. An assessment of current development status is provided and conclusions regarding future research efforts are presented.
Polytechnic Institute of New York333 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States 11201
Urban Mass Transportation AdministrationOffice of Technical Assistance & Safety, 400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Bloch, A J
- Publication Date: 1984-5
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 58 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Alternate fuels; Buses; Diesel fuels; Energy resources; Ethanol; Hydrogen; Methane; Methanol; Vegetable oils; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: Urban Mass Transportation Act
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus design; Umta section 11
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00391611
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-11-0023-84-2Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NY-11-0023
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM