This discussion of the long-term effects of the energy crisis of the winter of 1973, reviews intercity transportation in 1935-70 and examines the future of rail passenger service. The railroad as a competitor in the passenger field is discussed, and comment is made on the comparative efficiency of the railroad as a mass carrier relative to resource. Studies indicate that railroads are less "energy intensive" than any mode except the motor bus insofar as passenger travel is concerned. The opinion is expressed that the work fuel situation in the absence of drastic and unforeseen circumstances will have much influence on common carriage of passengers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Worton, H S
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00128808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM