EVERGY CONSERVATION IN URBAN TRANSIT SYSTEMS

Though urban transit systems are currently an energy efficient means of transporting people, this presentation will outline strategies to make these systems more efficient as well as to reduce total regional transportation energy consumption through greater reliance on these systems. This paper focuses on near-term improvements and on the initial steps essential for far-term solutions. Because of this focus, the improvments suggested work with current technologies and modifications of these technologies. In any transportation system the strategies for saving energy can be broken into five categories. They are network improvements, operational changes, demand reductions, modal shifts and vehicle techniology. This presentation suggests improvements within the framework of these categories and demonstrated their potential energy savings. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northeastern Illinois Regional Transportation Authority

    Planning and Development Department, P.O. Box 2858
    Chicago, IL  USA  60654
  • Authors:
    • Bernard III, M J
    • Labelle, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-75-06
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM