ONE APPROACH TO LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR NATIONAL ENERGY CONTINGENCIES

Because of the uncertainties associated with the nation's petroleum supply and the possible effects of federally imposed fuel contingency measures on transportation, the steering committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization in the north central Texas region directed the development of a plan to minimize the impact of federal fuel contingencies on transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. This paper summarizes the planning effort that resulted. The major objective of the plan was to minimize the impact of fuel allocation and rationing on local mobility, especially work trips, and thereby to reduce the adverse effects of a near-term energy shortage on the local economy. Through an examination of these federal regulations, the impact of the 1973/1974 Arab oil embargo, and projections of future petroleum supply and demand characteristics, alternate fuel shortage scenarios were developed and transportation-related problems identified. Potential solutions of these problems were analyzed as to their effectiveness and applicability. A set of recommendations for actions by local governments, public transit systems, and the private sector was developed from the results of these analyses. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 31-37
  • Monograph Title: Energy efficiency of various transportation modes
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028345
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1982 12:00AM