CARPOOL INCENTIVES: ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORTATION AND ENERGY IMPACTS

The report quantitatively analyzes the impacts of carpooling strategies on travel behavior and energy consumption. It details the effects of 18 candidate strategies on the utilization of different transport modes for work trips and the resultant effects on non-work travel patterns, household auto ownership, and total fuel consumption. Five specific objectives governed the work performed: (1) To collect information on carpooling behavior and analyze existing experience with strategies that may encourage ride-sharing; (2) to predict, by using behavioral travel-demand models, the changes in travel patterns that might result from implementation of such strategies; (3) to translate increased carpooling (or other changes in travel patterns) into decreased fuel consumption; (4) to evaluate the feasibility of implementing particular strategies; (5) to recommend strategies for increasing carpooling and reducing fuel consumption that will be both feasible and effective.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Alan M. Voorhees and Associates, Inc., McLean, Va. See also report dated Mar 76, PB-263 050.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Energy Conservation and Environment
    Washington, DC  United States  20461
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 198 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEA/D-76/391
  • Contract Numbers: FEA-CO-04-50106
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM