URBAN TRANSPORT IN THE PARIS REGION AND THE INCREASED COST OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

The total consumption of light fuels and diesel oil in the Paris region and the RATP motorbus network consumption are examined, and a comparison is made of the unit consumption of private cars (in towns) and of motorbuses. The consequences of a continuing crisis in the supply of petroleum products are discussed, and steps that could be taken to reduce fuel consumption in the Paris region are set forth. These include the increase of light fuel prices, the restriction of parking and the increase of parking charges. Short-term actions that could be adopted by the bus network and rail network, and short term measures to be taken as part of a medium-term plan of action are outlined. The possible reduction of energy consumption by the RATP is also considered.

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 76
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM