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.
- Praceedings of the Energy Conservation: A National Forum, 1-3 Dec. 1975, Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
Chicago Transit AuthorityMerchandise Mart Plaza, P.O. Box 3555
Chicago, IL United States 60654
University of Chicago5801 South Ellis Street
Chicago, IL United States 60637
Argonne National LaboratoryCenter for Environmental Studies
Argonne, IL United States 60439
- Bernard III, M J
- Labelle, S
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Energy; Fuel consumption; Modal split; Networks; Operations; Technology; Transportation; Travel demand; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Modal distribution; Operational effects; Transportation technology
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Energy; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- 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