This report deals with the energy efficiency of various public transit systems. Statistical as well as engineering approaches are discussed with special emphasis on impact of load factor upon energy efficiency. Comparative energy analysis is provided for the following systems: Auto gas (small and large); electric auto (small, large) PRTC (small, large); Commuter rail; Rail Rapid Transit; Trolley; Fixed Route Bus; Express Bus; Demand Responsive Bus and Jitney. Data are tabulated for weight, no. of seats, B.T.U. per vehicle mile, and B.T.U. per passenger mile. The report provides a comprehensive bibliography and documents all the pertinent assumptions inherent in most of the related studies. The report also provides definitions on all the systems discussed.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 179-206

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research and Development Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM