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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, September 23-27, 1973, Denver, Colorado.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Fraize, W E
    • Dyson, P
    • Gouse Jr, S W
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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