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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for Research, Incorporated

    Kansas University, 2385 Irving Road
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Lee, Jong Jae
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 134 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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