The Outlook for Transportation Energy: An Overview and Summary of Conservation Plans in Virginia

Report No: 78-R17

Published in 1977

About the report:

This report gives a preliminary evaluation of some of the factors involved in transportation energy and the potential effect of expected changes in the energy situation on the programs and the operations of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation. The objective is to provide general understanding of the broad aspects of the energy problem and to make the Department's administrators and others aware of the ongoing effort directed at the problem by the Research Council. The present program includes a study of the energy conservation opportunities in four general areas: 1. Highway Construction and Maintenance 2. Highway Operations 3. Highway Lighting 4. Operation of Highway Department Facilities

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Woodrow J. Halstead

Last updated: January 27, 2024

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