A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR SEVERAL URBAN PASSENGER GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

The energy consumption rates, or efficiency, of the urban passenger ground transportation modes are compared. In addition, the efficiency of new transit systems being developed including large- and small-vehicle PRT's and Dual Mode, are estimated. Various measures of actual and potential efficiency are used. On an average load basis, mass transit (transit bus and rapid rail) is from 2 to 3 times more efficient than the predominant personal modes (light truck and passenger car) and on a crush load basis, 4 times more efficient.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  USA  22102

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lieb, J G
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-6606 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM