ENERGY CONSERVATION IN URBAN TRANSIT SYSTEMS

Though urban transit systems are currently an energy efficient means of transporting people, this presentation will outline strategies to make these systems more efficient as well as to reduce total regional transportation energy consumption through greater reliance on these systems. This paper focuses on near-term improvements and on the initial steps essential for far-term solutions. Because of this focus, the improvements suggested work with current technologies and modifications of these technologies. In any transportation system the strategies for saving energy can be broken into five categories. They are network improvements, operational changes, demand reductions, modal shifts and vehicel technology. This presentation suggests improvements within the framework of these categories and demonstrates their potential energy savings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Praceedings of the Energy Conservation: A National Forum, 1-3 Dec. 1975, Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Chicago Transit Authority

    Merchandise Mart Plaza, P.O. Box 3555
    Chicago, IL  United States  60654

    University of Chicago

    5801 South Ellis Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60637

    Argonne National Laboratory

    Center for Environmental Studies
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439
  • Authors:
    • Bernard III, M J
    • Labelle, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-7506
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM