SAVING ENERGY IN RELATION TO TOWN BUS SERVICES BY USING TAXIS DURING LESS BUSY PERIODS

ENERGIBESPARELSER I BYBUSDRIFT VED BRUG AF TAXI I SVAGT BELAGETE PERIODER

In May 1989, eight-seater taxis were introduced into Roenne's (Bornholm, Denmark, population 15,000) local bus service for less busy periods (Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday and holidays 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.). The aim of introducing taxis into the bus service was to obtain a better balance between the amount of passengers and the vehicle in use, especially in periods with less traffic. The traffic company's aim was furthermore to obtain savings both in the running of the services and in energy use, and in this way gain a positive reputation for being aware of economic and ecological interests. Annual saving, through use of taxis in less busy periods, expressed in diesel oil, amounts to ca. 13000 litres. The percentage of saving in the overall fuel consumption amounts to 20%. The annual saving for the traffic company in contract payments amounts to ca. 5%. The use of taxis in less busy periods has functioned since May 1989, and during this time has not given rise to criticism of any kind. This system can be recommended for other towns similar in size to Roenne, especially where energy conservation and sound economy is considered to be of high priority.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bornholms Amts Trafikselskab

    Roenne,   Denmark 
  • Authors:
    • Hammer, J
  • Publication Date: 1990-12

Language

  • Danish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NEI-DK-472
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1992 12:00AM