ENERGY-CRISIS TRAVEL BEHAVIOR AND THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS

This study investigated the adjustment strategies adopted by individual households in response to situations of real and potential fuel shortages and higher prices. It also determined the attitudes of individual house-holds toward regional policies to deal with existing air prospective transportation facilities and costs. The study used a mail questionnaire distributed in November 1975 to a random sampling of households in southeastern Wisconsin. The results suggest that the transportation planning process needs substantial revision only under conditions of excessive fuel-price increases or restricted fuel availability. Moderate and gradual increases in fuel prices are restricted by fuel availability. Moderate and gradual increases in fuel prices are unlikely to bring about significant modifications in the travel patterns of households. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 30-36
  • Monograph Title: Environmental and conservation concerns in transportation: energy, noise, and air quality
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026776
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-024 285
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM