THE EFFECTS OF ENERGY PRICE ESCALATIONS ON URBAN TRANSIT BALANCE

The forthcoming shortages in transit fuels and electricity resources were the basis for forecasts that bus fuel prices will quadruple by 1980, while transit electricity will have doubled in cost. One effect of these energy price escalations on urban transit planning is to shift downward the economic balance between buses-on busways and trains-on rails, from the current 12,000 passengers per hour to half of this value by the beginning of the 1980's. A program is proposed to achieve better balanced, all-electric bus/rail urban transit systems that minimize capital and energy consumption. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • HOFFMAN, G A
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 343-348
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM