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Title: The role of personal travel in transportation planning

In this country, personal travel accounts for more than half of total transportation energy use. Thus, a better understanding of personal travel demand allows one to better deliberate solutions to transportation problems. Specifically, policy makers rely on data about personal travel behavior to c the reliability, efficiency, capacity and flexibility of the nation`s transportation system to meet current and future demand. Knowledge about personal travel patterns is also important for ing the feasibility and efficiency of alternative ncw congestion-alleviating technologies (eg, high-speed rail magnetically levitated trains),and the air quality impacts and energy security implications of different policies. Economic and socio-demographic changes have contributed to a significant revolution in personal travel behavior, and, have consequently precipitated an unforeseen demand on the current transportation infrastructure. This paper examines how socio-demogaphic changes have affected American`s travel patterns, and how changes in personal travel behavior might influence the current capacity and the level of services of our transportation systems.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10165856
Report Number(s):
CONF-930796--2
ON: DE93015429
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1993 Chinese American Academic and Professional convention,Chicago, IL (United States),2-5 Jul 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Department of Transportation, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; TRANSPORTATION SECTOR; FUEL CONSUMPTION; TRAVEL; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; DATA ACQUISITION; DEMOGRAPHY; PLANNING; USA 320203; LAND AND ROADWAY