TRANSPORTATION AND ENERGY - A FUTURE CONFRONTATION

AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENERGY SUPPLIES AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS INDICATES THAT A MAJOR CONFRONTATION IS FORTHCOMING. AN EXAMINATION OF SPECIFIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS THROUGH THE USE OF THE TRANSPORTATION/ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDICATES THAT AUTOMOBILES, AIRCRAFT, AND INTER-CITY TRUCKING ARE MOST INEFFICIENT ON A MOBILITY PER UNIT OF PETROLEUM BASIS. RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE DIFFICULT PROBLEM OF HOW TO ACCOUNT FOR THE DEPLETION CHARACTERISTICS OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ARE GIVEN. THESE INCLUDE COORDINATED TRANSPORTATION AND ENERGY PLANNING, RESTRICTED PETROLEUM AND TRANSPORTATION TOLL AND TAX RATES, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ON PROPULSION SYSTEMS LESS DEPENDENT ON PETROLEUM, AND A SHIFTING OF EMPHASIS TO HIGHER TRANSPORTATION/ENERGY EFFICIENCY SYSTEMS SUCH AS COMPACT AUTOMOBILES, BUSES, AND TRAINS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation (Netherlands)

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  • Authors:
    • Goss, W P
    • Mcgowan, J G
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 265-89
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM