OPENING REMARKS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING IN URBAN AREAS

These opening remarks highlight certain aspects of American urban areas, previons energy emergencies, the implications of energy contingency planning, and point out that the conference will examine the progress of energy contingency planning since the 1979 emergency. It is noted that the success of energy contingency planning will depend upon American urban areas being viewed as they are today and not as they were in the past. Meeting the needs of complex urban areas will require multiple strategies. Public transit is limited in its reliability during an energy emergency. It is pointed out that existing resources must be used to the fullest in energy contingency planning, eliminating the need for additional public expenditures. The conference will examine the implications of the free market approach in addressing energy contingency planning.

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 203, Proceedings of the Conference on Energy Contingency Planning in Urban Areas. Conference was conducted by TRB and sponsored by UMTA, April 6-9, 1983, Houston, Texas. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • COX, W
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Pagination: pp 17-18
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING IN URBAN AREAS
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  • Accession Number: 00389966
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  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM