Most regional transportation modelling studies have focused on microlevel phenomena operating within the region. In contrast, the model presented in this paper utilizes a hierarchial causality approach to examine the impact of higher-level (i.e., national) policies on macrolevel regional transportation characteristics. Specifically, the individual and joint effects of national trends in gasoline price, transit funding, and fuel economy of automobiles are examined with respect to their influence on two Sacramento regional variables: transit usage and transportation fuel consumption. The authors conclude that given the uncertain future of causal forces that are beyond the region's control (e.g., gasoline price), a macrolevel analysis may be a more judicious use of limited transportation planning resources. /Author/

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    • Abstract appeared in Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis, Volume 2, Number 7, July 1976.
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    Simulation Councils, Incorporated

    Box 2228
    La Jolla, CA  United States  92037
  • Authors:
    • Flory, J E
    • Pearce, M A
    • Hunter, P J
    • Mosman, N J
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 105-110
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  • Accession Number: 00139221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Energy Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM