This description of the impact of the recent energy crisis on New York State identifies the actions taken by the State Department of Transportation (NYDOT) as a supplier of transportation facilities (and as a consumer of energy), discusses the transportation planning under energy constraints, and points out needed improvements in the planning process for both short- and long-term decision making. The improvement and expansion of public transportation systems, faster and more extensive intercity and rural bus service, improved rail service, carpooling and vanpooling, and traffic operational projects are among the NYDOT's approaches to reduce energy usage. The NYDOT has also implemented several changes in its highway construction specifications resulting in fuel conservation and the improvement of the quality of the road.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 21-31
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM