This paper deals with the direct and indirect energy costs of BART system. These costs are categorized amongst: traction, station maintenance, construction, and impact energy. Energy Intensity comparison is made for several Electric Transit Systems (Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Toronto). Major emphasis of the paper is upon the indirect energy cost (construction energy) which is nearly 50 percent of the overall energy utilized for the BART system. For a comprehensive energy comparison of a given transportation system, it is important to identify not only the operational energy but also the construction energy. The author also makes a note regarding the unavailability of good data for fair comparisons.

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  • Pagination: p. 207-222

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  • Accession Number: 00176877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760895
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM