ASSESSMENT OF FUEL-CONSERVATION POTENTIAL OF A GROUND-TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM DUE TO FULL UTILIZATION OF ITS MASS TRANSPORTATION CAPABILITIES
During a fuel shortage situation, low production/fuel consumption areas must be identified and their fuel saving capability (quantitative) must be estimated in order that correct and effective emergency relief measures be proposed. This study first discusses an overall fuel-conservation potential model of a ground transportation system, then focuses its attention on a less comprehensive and manageable problem of assessing the fuel conservation capability of a ground transportation system due to full utilization of its mass transportation mode. The approach is experimental rather than theoretical. A selected city, in this case Kansas City, Kansas was evaluated. The specific works include the estimation of existing excessive mass transit capacity, the auto trips that potentially can be diverted to use mass transit, and the fuel savings due to such diversions. Results are felt to have an acceptable accuracy, and the procedures developed are felt to be useful for assessing fuel saving capability of a ground transportation system under an emergency situation. A manual describing the general use of the developed procedures is included.
Center for Research, IncorporatedKansas University, 2385 Irving Road
Lawrence, KS USA 66045
National Science Foundation1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20550
- Lee, Jong Jae
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 134 p.
- TRT Terms: Conservation; Disasters and emergency operations; Electric potential; Energy conservation; Fuel consumption; Fuels; Ground transportation; Mathematical models; Public transit; Routes; Routing; Shortages; Supply; Transportation operations; Travel patterns; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Capacity; Emergency services; Potential; Transportation management
- Old TRIS Terms: Fuel shortage
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Highways; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00151322
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CRINC-2620-01 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NSF-KO-42151
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 13 1981 12:00AM