ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF U.S. TRANSPORTATION
U.S. transportation's impact on energy, economy, and environment is briefly reviewed, and the near and long term factors, including national energy and environmental policy, relevant to transportation's future are discussed. A selected statistical profile of the market, energy, and emissions characteristics of U.S. transportation, according to mode, is presented as a background from which the opportunities for transportation energy conservation are analyzed. Transportation energy conservation in the near term is seen to be best effected by pricing measures and more efficient use of existing systems, especially the automobile. Long term transportation energy conservation will rely heavily on technological changes, mode shifts, and improved land use.
- Presented at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, September 23-27, 1973, Denver, Colorado.
Mitre CorporationWestgate Research Park
McLean, VA USA 22101
- Fraize, W E
- Dyson, P
- Gouse Jr, S W
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 84 p.
- TRT Terms: Conservation; Economic impacts; Energy; Environmental impacts; Land use; Modal diversion; Pollutants; Transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Emission rates
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Research; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00142036
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: MTP-391 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM