TRANSPORTATION ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION POTENTIAL

THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES TRAFFIC, ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ENERGY INTENSIVENESS FOR INTERCITY FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAFFIC AND URBAN PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN THE US. URBAN FREIGHT TRAFFIC IS NEGLECTED IN THIS ARTICLE BECAUSE IT IS CARRIED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY BY TRUCK AND BECAUSE ACCURATE DATA CONCERNING TRAFFIC LEVELS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. ENERGY INTENSIVENESS IS DEFINED AS BTU PER TON-MILE FOR FREIGHT AND BTU PER PASSENGER-MILE FOR PASSENGER TRAFFIC. IT IS THE INVERSE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY; THE LATTER BEING THE PRODUCT OF TWO FACTORS: (1) TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY, E.G., SEAT-MILES PER BTU, AND (2) LOAD FACTOR (PERCENT OF CAPACITY UTILIZED, E.G. PASSENGER-MILES PER SEAT-MILE.)(A)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Athens Center for Ekistics

    P.O. Box 471
    Athens 13L,   Greece 
  • Authors:
    • HIRST, E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 445-450
  • Serial:
    • Ekistics
    • Volume: 37
    • Issue Number: 223
    • Publisher: Athens Technological Organization
    • ISSN: 0013-2942

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1982 12:00AM