ENERGY AND TIME SAVINGS ASSOCIATED WITH RAPID GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

The implications are examined of high-speed intercity transportation in an environment of world wide energy shortages. The influence of various performance parameters on energy consumption is studied and the several modes of transportation are compared in light of their relative energy consumption. Factors controlling the energy consumption of different modes are listed and the total energy consumption in France in 1972 is illustrated. The anticipated consumption in France in 1985 is also shown. The figures indicate that the diversion of air and ground traffic to new rapid ground transportation systems can provide savings of 33 percent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Tassin, Y M
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00096217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM