REDUCTIONS IN VEHICLE TRAVEL BY USE OF CAR AND VAN POOLS IN MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS

Techniques are developed for determining the car- and van-pool potential of major employment centers as functions of employee residential distribution and income level. The techniques are based on an automobile-occupancy model previously developed for the national capital area and an empirical van-pool model derived from the highly successful van-pool program by the 3M Company in St. Paul. Application of the techniques to private and government employment centers in the national capital area indicates a potential 10 percent reduction in peak-hour traffic and a potential saving of 3.5 percent of total gasoline consumption. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 34-38
  • Monograph Title: URBAN TRANSPORT SERVICE INNOVATIONS
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  • Accession Number: 00193696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028175
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM