ENERGY USE OF PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The amount of energy used by a variety of transit modes operating under different conditions is determined. Projections of energy availability in California through 1985 and 1990 are reviewed and the implications for transportation are discussed. A short summary of the ways in which vehicles use energy, and an analysis of the resulting implications for energy-limiting or conserving strategies are given. Energy consumption data for a wide variety of vehicles operating in a number of modes are compared in a way that allows the reader (planner) to know relative energy requirements of different systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Santa Clara Univ., Calif. Includes addendum.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Mass Transportation, 5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95807

    Santa Clara University, California

    Santa Clara, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Healy, T J
  • Publication Date: 1974-8-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DMT-002 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1981 12:00AM