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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:
7368522
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
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOT; 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; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; NORTH AMERICA 320203* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Transportation-- Land & Roadway