The major goals of this study were to determine the extent to which intercity travelers could be induced to shift from highly energy consumptive to more energy efficient travel modes, and to identify means of inducing such mode shifts which would save significant amounts of energy without at the same time causing a severe deterioration in transportation services. The short-haul transportation of intercity travelers in two high-density areas, namely the Northeast and California corridors, were analyzed, and a group of strategies were considered which were expected to shift travelers to energy efficient modes. Associated regulatory and institutional issues were also examined. A major concern of this study is the reaction of the traveling public to qualitative transportation system changes. A methodology for predicting increased or reduced demand caused by the imposition of a strategy was developed, as well as a detailed data base on modal energy consumption characteristics. The study noted a correlation between energy conservation and total demand reduction which is indicative of the hazards of arbitrary adoption of federal policies. It was also noted that significant fraction of the total consumption is associated with the air mode.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Corporation

    Energy & Transportation Division, 2350 East El Segundo Blvd
    El Segundo, CA  United States  90245
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM