EFFECT OF VARIATION OF SPEED LIMITS ON INTERCITY BUS FUEL CONSUMPTION, COACH AND DRIVER UTILIZATION, AND CORPORATE PROFITABILITY
The effect of speed limit and passenger load on fuel consumption was determined using actual intercity buses with simulated passenger loads over different types of terrain. In addition to road tests, laboratory type measurements were made on four intercity buses. Studies were also made to ascertain the effect of reduced speed limits on maintenance and operations.
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- Broderick, A J
- Davis, P
- Leist, L
- Miller, H
- Klaubert, E
- Publication Date: 1975-11
- Pagination: 138 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Bus drivers; Bus transportation; Buses; Fuel consumption; Intercity bus lines; Laboratory studies; Maintenance; Mathematical models; Operating costs; Operations; Passenger transportation; Passenger vehicles; Passengers; Profits; Road tests; Salaries; Simulation; Speed control; Speed limits; Terrain; Vehicle maintenance; Velocity; Weight
- Old TRIS Terms: Weight mass
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Energy; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Motor Carriers; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00093922
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-PST-75-4 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM