REALISTIC APPRAISAL OF MASS TRANSIT IN REDUCING AUTOMOBILE USE, ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND AIR POLLUTION IN AMERICAN CITIES

The paper presents a methodology that provides for a regional assessment of the expectations placed on the development of transit facilities in urban areas. The methodology provides a simple analysis tool for assessing the impacts of regional transit development policies on: traffic congestion, modal split, air pollution, energy consumption, and financial requirements. It establishes an analytical relationship between the transit usage rate in a region, and the levels of exposure of the population to transit services, density of urban development, and exposure to automobile ownership. Two multiple linear regression models have been developed, using data from a number of cities in the United States.

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  • Pagination: p. 513-520

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  • Accession Number: 00188015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1982 12:00AM