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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Wharton School of Finance and Commerce
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104-6315

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Energy Conservation and Environment
    Washington, DC  USA  20461
  • Authors:
    • Boyce, D E
    • Nguyen, K
    • Noyelle, T
    • Webb, K
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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