Realistic appraisal of mass transit in reducing automobile use, energy consumption and air pollution in american cities

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Abstract

The paper presents a methodology that provides for a regional assessment of the expectations placed on the development of transit facilities in urban areas. The methodology provides a simple analysis tool for assessing the impacts of regional transit development policies on: traffic congestion, modal split, air pollution, energy consumption, and financial requirements. It establishes an analytical relationship between the transit usage rate in a region, and the levels of exposure of the population to transit services, density of urban development, and exposure to automobile ownership. Two multiple linear regression models have been developed, using data from a number of cities in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCompendium of Technical Papers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 47th Annual Meeting, Mexico City 1977
PublisherInst of Transp Eng
Pages513-520
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1977
EventCompend Tecq Pap Annu Meet Inst Transp Eng 47th, World Transp Eng Conf, 4th - Mexico City, USA
Duration: Oct 2 1977Oct 6 1977

Other

OtherCompend Tecq Pap Annu Meet Inst Transp Eng 47th, World Transp Eng Conf, 4th
CityMexico City, USA
Period10/2/7710/6/77

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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