TRANSPORTATION ENERGY: AN OVERVIEW, WITH EMPHASIS ON NEW YORK STATE

This paper summarizes recent work at NYSDOT on transportation energy analysis, consumption, and conservation. Present uses, and courses of US transportation energy are reviewed, with particular emphasis on New York. Transportation energy, primary gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, come primarily from domestic sources, Africa and Middle East, are used primarily for automobiles, commercial vehicles, and air travel. The paper also details gasoline use by trip purpose and location in upstate N.Y.; described baseline transportation energy forecasts and the importance of increased auto fuel efficiency on conservation; reviews public attitudes toward conservation and changes in travel behavior during the Energy Crisis. Possible conservation actions and their potential are also summarized. The paper concludes with a summary of current research in progress at NYSDOT, including its ongoing grant with the NYS Energy Office. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: New York State Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Prelim Res Rpt 141
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM