CONTINGENCY PLAN IN SUPPORT OF A TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR THE CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT WITH EMPHASIS UPON THE JACKSON URBANIZED AREA

The primary purpose of this proposed project is to develop a contingency plan which can be implemented to serve the transportation energy needs of Central Mississippi in the event of another major oil embargo or fuel energy shortage. The project is intended to assist in expanding the Ridersharing Program. The program is designed to promote the use of carpools and vanpools. The ultimate goal of the plan is its applicability on a statewide basis whereby such a comprehensive approach could prove to be substantially beneficial to all State entities in their transportation energy conservation endeavors during a major fuel energy crisis. Public apathy towards the energy issue, the dependency of commuters upon the private automobile and their attitudes towards ridersharing, and the prevailing conditions of parking facilities and traffic flow within urban areas significantly jeopardizes the viability and likelihood of the region in the event of another major fuel shortage. The proposed plan could be an integral component of the ridersharing progam currently underway, and could provide an effective means to accomodate transportation energy demands during a state of emergency such as a fuel shortage.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Mississippi State Highway Department and Mississippi Fuel and Energy Management Commission.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Central Mississippi Planning and Development District

    2675 River Ridge Road
    Jackson, MI  USA  39216
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM