THE POTENTIAL OF FUEL SAVINGS THROUGH THE INCREASED USE OF U.S. RAIL PIGGYBACK

The feasibility of diverting intercity movements from road transport to rail piggyback in order to conserve fuel is investigated. The study indicates that such a shift is not feasible; piggyback has less growth potential than is generally believed; energy savings would only amount to about 1/10% of total U.S. energy consumption; and there are practical problems with respect to space and equipment requirements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Morash, E A
    • Hille, S J
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00129972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM