A detailed study was conducted to compare three public modes (aircraft, train, and bus) and one private mode of transportation (automobile). The comparison represented Spring 1974 conditions and was conducted in two parts. During the first part, basic energy efficiency data were collected or developed for each mode. For the second, these data were applied to passenger transportation between 10 city pairs. These results were extended using national system trends to obtain a comparison for the total city pair population. Results from the study are presented and the importance of establishing clear ground rules to ensure fair comparisons through consistent data is emphasized. Many earlier papers show deficiencies in this respect. Some of these deficiencies will be specifically pointed out in order to explain why this paper's results differ from those of previous papers.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 245-268

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research and Development Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM