ENERGY, THE ECONOMY AND MASS TRANSIT
The report examines: (1) the probable effects of changes in energy supplies and prices on transit patronage and the transit industry; (2) the potential role of public mass transit programs in stimulating a depressed economy; and (3) the effect on the economy and on urban transit if transit funds were sharply reduced. The study also evaluates alternative transportation policies for responding to various economic and energy conditions and examines within this framework the effect of transit incentives and automobile disincentives on transit patronage and automobile use. This assessment was performed in response to a request from the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate.
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- Prepared in cooperation with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Washington, D.C., and System Design Concepts, Inc., Washington, D.C.
United States CongressOffice of Technology Assessment
Washington, DC USA 20510
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA 20036
System Design Concepts, Incorporated1634 I Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20006
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 161 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobile travel; Automobiles; Economic analysis; Economic conditions; Economic factors; Economic impacts; Energy; Energy conservation; Energy consumption; Energy resources; Equipment; Financing; Government funding; Policy making; Prices; Public transit; Rapid transit; Ridership; Transportation planning; Transportation policy; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00136614
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: OTA-T-15
- Files: NTL, TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 13 1981 12:00AM