COMMON STARTING POINT FOR INTERCITY PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

This article presents an overview of the methods and findings of the Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. study of intercity passenger transportation which was to comprehensively and accurately compare modes and services in regard to energy efficiency, atmospheric emissions, and service and economic aspects. Some results simple confirm a widespread finding: Intercity buses are superior to all other passenger modes. But the analysis also shows aircraft, autos, and trains to have comparable energy efficiency at the longer distances. The time and cost associated with intercity travel are probably the most important comparative criteria for the passenger.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • SCHOTT, G J
    • LEISHER, L L
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00099705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM