EFFECT OF SMALL-SCALE TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS ON SAVING ENERGY

This report examines the energy effects of small-scale transit improvements in New York State's 8 Metropolitan areas. Actions included in the TSM plans of the 8 MPOs are analyzed for their effects on ridership, mode shifts and energy savings, as well as the energy costs of development, implementation and operation. Each of eleven transit-related TSM actions is analyzed separately. These transit improvements result in average annual energy savings of slightly under 7 million equivalent gallons of gasoline over the period 1978-80. This is about 0.1% of the total annual gasoline consumption in New York State, but is over 2.6% of transit energy consumption in the 8 metropolitan areas. When demand-responsive services, which have high energy costs associated with them, are excluded, the average annual savings increase to 8.3 million equivalent gallons of gasoline, or 3.1% of transit energy consumption. Small-scale transit improvements can thus play a role in the energy conservation efforts in New York State but cannot be expected to have a major impact on the State's energy situation. /Author/

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PRR 153
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM