The importance of energy conservation has been recognized by the engineering profession for some time, although this has been apparent to the general public only in recent months. As an alternative to the private automobile, the more extensive use of public transit is recognized as a conservation measure. This paper analyzes various transit systems as to energy required per Passenger-kilometer, based on average trip length, both on a theoretical basis and from operating statistics. An equivalent is developed for comparing energy from fuels and electrical power supplies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A paper recommended by the IEEE Land Transportation Committee of the IEEE Industry Application Society for presentation at the 1975 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, San Francisco, Cal., April 13-16, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

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  • Authors:
    • Sulkin, M A
    • Holden, WHT
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-75-353-8-IA Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1981 12:00AM