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.
Mitre Corporation1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
McLean, VA USA 22102
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Lieb, J G
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Pagination: 95 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Automobiles; Benefit cost analysis; Buses; Consumption; Drag; Dual mode transportation systems; Economic efficiency; Electricity; Energy consumption; Fuel consumption; Gasoline; Ground transportation; Light rail transit; Motorcycles; Performance; Personal rapid transit; Petroleum products; Public transit; Rapid transit; Rolling friction; Slopes; Street railroads; Transportation planning; Trucks; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency
- Old TRIS Terms: Acceleration physics; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Motor Carriers; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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