The types of fuel used to provide energy for transport are discussed and measures of the efficiency of fuel use of different modes of transport are presented. Probable trends in fuel costs are outlined and predictions made of the effects of different rates of increase on perceived motoring costs and public transport fares. Various uses of oil are then discussed. In conclusion, some implications for transport planning are discussed: the greater the fuel efficiency of public transport, the likelihood that the cost of electricity will rise less than that of oil, and the effect of large increases in the cost of fuel on modal split. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Harman, R G
  • Publication Date: 1974-2-3

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  • Accession Number: 00096526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM