AN EVALUATION OF ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES UTILIZED BY PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY IN TEXAS

The primary focus of this study was to emphasize transit system energy characteristics by examining the vehicle characteristics, right-of-way characteristics and the operational aspects of the services. The objectives of this study were to become familiar with types of energy expended by local transit systems, understand the characteristics and side effects of the energy types, become familiar with vehicle and right-of-way characteristics, analyze the operational aspects to the systems, and develop an energy consumption model to determine the variance in energy consumption. The project has several phases which, to some extent, may be performed concurrently including planning, instrument development and calibration, and data base development. The project also includes the creation of energy consumption models that can be used to predict the energy needs and consumption levels of transit systems. Independent variables were identified from other studies on energy consumption/conservation and selected urban transportation agencies were surveyed.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported by a grant from the Office of the Governer of the State of Texas, Energy Office.
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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems
    110 Eighth Street
    Troy, NY  United States  12180

    United States Coast Guard

    Research and Development Center, 1082 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT  United States  06340-6096

    Texas Southern University, Houston

    Center for Transportation Training and Research, 3100 Cleburne Avenue
    Houston, TX  United States  77004

    Southwest Region University Transportation Center

    Texas A&M University
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Authors:
    • Seaborn, S J
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  • Publication Date: 1995-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 73p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712872
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC-95-60023-2
  • Contract Numbers: DTMA-91-94-C-0002
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1995 12:00AM