IMPACT OF A SUBURBAN RAPID TRANSIT LINE ON FUEL CONSUMPTION AND COST FOR THE JOURNEY-TO-WORK. ANALYSIS OF THE PHILADELPHIA-LINDENWOLD HIGH-SPEED LINE
The Philadelphia-Lindenwold High-Speed Line, a modern park-n-ride rail rapid transit system, may be regarded as a prototype of transit systems being evaluated by several U.S. metropolitan areas. Two analyses of the line are presented which are potentially useful for evaluating the potential of similar transit systems for conserving energy. First, the electrical energy consumption, fuel consumption and fuel cost per passenger-mile and car-mile are estimated from operating data, and compared with estimates for auto and bus modes. Second, these estimates are applied to the 1970 Census journey-to-work data to estimate person-miles of travel, fuel consumption and fuel cost by mode, origin and destination for an actual commuting situation. Interpretation of the results and a brief policy assessment of the role of such systems in energy conservation conclude the report.
University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaWharton School of Finance and Commerce
Philadelphia, PA United States 19104-6315
Federal Energy AdministrationOffice of Energy Conservation and Environment
Washington, DC United States 20461
- Boyce, D E
- Nguyen, K
- Noyelle, T
- Webb, K
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transit; Cost estimating; Economic analysis; Economic impacts; Energy conservation; Energy consumption; Estimates; Fuel consumption; Metropolitan areas; Park and ride; Rapid transit; Socioeconomic factors; Suburbs; Travel patterns
- Identifier Terms: Lindenwold Line
- Geographic Terms: Pennsylvania; Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus services; Energy requirements; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00154401
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FEA/D-77/023 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DI-14-01-0001-1700
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1982 12:00AM