TRANSPORTATION ENERGY SCENARIO ANALYSIS TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 2: HISTORICAL RATES OF CHANGE IN THE TRANSPORTATION STOCK

This report examines historical rates of change in the transportation stock as a result of the introduction of new or improved technologies. Organized by mode, it highlights selected technological changes in motor vehicles (including automobiles, trucks, and buses), light and heavy rail transit, rail passenger and freight systems, commercial and general aviation, merchant shipping, and pipeline systems. As appropriate, these improvements are related to salient features of the technology under examination, the transportation system into which it was introduced, and general social or economic conditions. As a tool for long-range planning in the area of technology commercialization, the document is intended to provide backgound material against which to gauge maximum and likely rates of change (or acceptance) that may be anticipated following the introduction of new or greatly improved transportation technologies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

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    Argonne, IL  United States  60439

    Department of Energy

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    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Millar, M
    • Bernard III, M J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ANL/EES-TM-6
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM